Eternal Alphabet: Č̣ (čē) - Ճ (ճէ)

The first word of the first sentence written in Armenian characters, began with letter Ճ. The numerical value of Ճ is 100. It indicatesthe beginning of a new row – the values of the next 9 letters successively increase by 100. In medieval manuscripts, letter Ճ is pictured as men – actors, dancers, etc.

09/01/2016, 16:47

Eternal Alphabet: Ġ (łat) -Ղ (ղատ)

The name of letter Ղ gave rise to the word ղատասություն ([ghatasutyun] – lallation),i.e. uttering of sound [gh] instead of [r]. Almost like the French pronouncetheir famous prance r.

09/01/2016, 16:36

Eternal Alphabet: Dz (ja) -Ձ (ձա)

For multiplying 20 times 4, we get 80 [dz], which is the first letter of word oil [dzyut] in Armenian. And substituting the letter 400 [n] for 80 [dz], we change the word oil [dzyut] in to the word for matter [nyut], which symbolizes the new leaven that miraculously raises up the lump of dough.

09/01/2016, 16:07

Eternal Alphabet: Ts (ca) - Ծ (ծա)

According to one of the existing versions, letter Ծ derives from the Armenian letter Զ [z]. Supporters of another version believe that the graphic form of Ծ originates in letter of the Syriac еstrangelo – the oldest of all varieties of the Syriac script.

09/01/2016, 15:02

Eternal Alphabet: Kh (xē) -Խ (խէ)

In Armenian, a Christian is also called “khachapasht” that means “someone who worships cross”. The numerical value of Խ is 40. This number is repeatedly used in the Bible: the flood lasted forty days and nights

09/01/2016, 14:45

Eternal Alphabet: Z (za) - Զ (զա)

The numerical value of letter Զ is six; therefore it was correlated with the sixth day of creation of the world, when the God created man in His image. In the alphabetic acrostic written by Mashtots, Զ stands for the word Զօրաւոր (mighty).

08/01/2016, 16:17

Eternal Alphabet: DA - Դ (դա)

The numerical value of letter Դ is 4. With the Greeks, Δ (“delta”), besides four, also meant ten, since this is the first letter in the Greek word Δεκα [deka].

08/01/2016, 15:34

Eternal Alphabet: GIM - Գ (գիմ)

The numerical value of letter “gim” is 3. Three is a total and perfect number, the symbol of the Holy Trinity – the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

08/01/2016, 15:15

Eternal Alphabet

"Eternal Alphabet" is an art- relief project, dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. It symbolizes the eternal value of the Armenian alphabet.

26/12/2015, 12:50

Eternal Alphabet: BEN - Բ (բեն)

Letter Բ is the first consonant of the Armenian alphabet. The sound it denotes derives from the Indo-European [bh], which conforms to the Greek [ph], Sanskrit [bh],

22/12/2015, 13:30