Tag Archives: Armenian


Grogh – Armenian Pagan Spirit and Curse Word

Informant’s Background: My informant, AD, is an undergraduate student at USC who grew up in Glendale, California. Her family immigrated to the United States from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Context: The informant is my girlfriend and we share an apartment together. I asked her if she could… Continue Reading »

Trndez – Armenian Festival/Holiday

Informant’s Background: My informant, AD, is an undergraduate student at USC who grew up in Glendale, California. Her family immigrated to the United States from the capital of Armenia, Yerevan, after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Context: The informant is my girlfriend and we share an apartment together. I asked her if she could… Continue Reading »

Armenian Proverb – The Prudent Man

Main Piece Original Script Մինչեվ խոհեմ մարդը մտածում է, խենթը գետի ափին է և հեռու: Phonetic Script Minchev khoem marduh mdatsumeh, khentuh geti apineh yev herru. Transliteration Until the smart man thinks, the fool on shore he is and far. Translation “While the prudent man is considering, the fool is across the river and away”… Continue Reading »

Armenian Foodway – Kyomba

(Some parts of this conversation took place in Armenian and have been translated to English) Main Piece Informant: Have you ever heard of Kyomba? Me: I have yeah my family does it. But I noticed that not many Armenians make it here [in America]. Informant: Yes, I have noticed that too. That’s not good.   Me:… Continue Reading »

Armenian Foodway – Salt Biscuits

(This conversation took place in Armenian) Main Piece My informant described a traditional game that is very popular amongst the single youngsters in Armenia. On January 29 (the eve of the 30th), Armenians celebrate Saint Sarkis, or Սուրբ Սարգիս (pronounced “Surb Sarkis”), who was a military martyr. On the day before the celebration, single youngsters… Continue Reading »