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  • Georgian

    5 22.73%
  • Turkish

    5 22.73%
  • Persian (Farsi)

    7 31.82%
  • Other Iranian language

    2 9.09%
  • Greek

    2 9.09%
  • Romanian

    2 9.09%
  • Albanian

    1 4.55%
  • Hebrew

    0 0%
  • Arabic

    1 4.55%
  • Other

    10 45.45%
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    Armenian language does not sound like Turkish and definitely has nothing to do with Georgian. I am Georgian and I can easily tell the difference (in terms of melody of the language) between this two languages just by hearing the sound of both of them. Armenian is unique, however, it sounds more like Persian to me.

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    Armenian, namely.

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    I will agree, it sounds like Russian infused with Arabic.

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    It sounds rather unique. I couldn't point out any language from the list of options. When I see a transliteration, I recognize it as Armenian in a few seconds.

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    I closed my eyes and heard the interview with the president, the first thing that came to mind was Hindi ...

    And no it's not close to Arabic in any way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petros Agapetos View Post
    I think Russian and Arabic are very different from Armenian.
    Modern Russian is different, ancient did not.
    "Yarkat" is a meteorite in old Russian, a lighting stone ("yar" as something FIREing) that rolled ("kat"-ed) from the sky.

    BTW, people from Armenia which I know speaks Russian without an accent.

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    I'm Armenian, but I don't speak it as I grew up with Russian spoken at home. So while I can recognize Armenian when I hear it...it is still alien enough to me to try to unbiasedly answer this.

    The true answer is Farsi. I mean, one is entitled to feel however they want about how a language sounds to them...but I feel like anyone familiar with phonetics for most these languages would say Farsi is the most similar sounding. Georgian may perhaps sound similar at times from a distance, but most Georgian words I've ever read or pronounced sound uniquely different from Armenian, to me.

    I've read that genealogically, the closest language to Armenian that still exists is Greek. Armenian = Greco-Balkan IE mixed with Hurro-Urartian and dressed with a layer of Iranian. Herodotus wrote about the similarity between Armenian and Phrygian languages, which makes sense as they both descended from common IE roots. However, it was pre-Islamic Iran (Parthian Era especially) that left a profound impact on Armenian, introducing lots of Persian vocabulary and altering Armenian towards what it sounds like now. Also, I would wager if Hurrian-Urartian had any extant descendants it would sound somewhat Armenian as well.

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    Maybe I’m wrong but it sounds like Arab language


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    family origin of a language has little to see with its sonority; some languages have been passed from pops to pops (not in a second!) of diverse origin and the pronounciation suffered diverging evolutions - to me this armenian I heard here is of itself, and very hard (I don't heard very voiced consonnants, at first hearing); not too melodic (but it exists a sort of journalistic way of tell news which is articicial in some way, and the political discource could like it too); not to sweat! very different from Turkish and Georgian (this last one rather smeary, soft, closer to Slavics and Portuguese), and even from Iranic languages, to me. Just my point.

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    Like Persian.

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