The Issues of Inflection Form Correspondence in Georgian and Armenian Languages

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Zhana Khachaturyan


Studies on Caucasian languages in modern scientific research have discovered one more trend (for many times in recent history). The traditional viewpoint on relatedness in both languages of autochthronouth society living in Caucasus and regarding the genetic difference between the rest of the languages ​​having Indo-European origin, which can be best expressed by the term "Ibero-Caucasian"

has changed. "A new type of explanation shows  the proximity of the languages with typological similarity​​(any of them) in the Caucasus. In both of these versions, Armenian and Georgian were typologically similar languages, and despite the long historical coexistence, their similarity is really based not on relatedness, but on co-neighborhood, which is no less important than relation. Since there are typological similarities the issues in teaching these two languages should be overcome by taking into account Georgian and Armenian language proximity, the practical discovery of similarities and differences as well as typological grammar differences. Thus, specialists should remember the history of inflection systems formation of both languages and only then think of problems that arise when these two languages ​​correspond.

Published: Jan 9, 2021

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Linguistics, Onomastics