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Dikranagerdtsi Vernacular Handbook In English Transliteration

The Dikranagerdtsi dialect makes extensive use of the flat a sound, as in hat, which it borrows from Persian and Arabic. In this work, it is represented by the letter ǎ. The oo sound, as in fool, is represented by the letter combination ou. The uh sound, as in but, is represented by the letter u or the letter combination uh. The oo sound in Persian, Arabic and Turkish continues to be represented by the letter u.

Language key

A = Armenian

Ab = Arabic

G = Greek

H = Hebrew

K = Kurdish

P = Persian

T = Turkish