Armenian character notes

Updated Thu 28 Aug 2014 • tags armenian, scriptnotes

This page lists characters in the Unicode Armenian block and provides information about them.

To view this page as intended, you need an Armenian font. The Noto Serif Armenian font is downloaded with this page as a webfont. Click the blue vertical bar at the bottom right of the page to apply other fonts, if you have them on your system. For transcriptions I recommend the excellent and free Doulos SIL font.

If you click on any red example text, you will see a list of the characters that make up the example appear at the bottom right of the page.

To find a character by codepoint, type #char0000 at the end of the URL in the address bar, where 0000 is a four-figure, hex codepoint number, all in uppercase.

index

Click on a character in the table to jump to its description. Only characters with a line below have descriptive notes attached (apart from any descriptions in the Unicode database).

 

Uppercase letters Ա Բ Գ Դ Ե Զ Է Ը Թ Ժ Ի Լ Խ Ծ Կ Հ Ձ Ղ Ճ Մ Յ Ն Շ Ո Չ Պ Ջ Ռ Ս Վ Տ Ր Ց Ւ Փ Ք Օ Ֆ
Lowercase letters ա բ գ դ ե զ է ը թ ժ ի լ խ ծ կ հ ձ ղ ճ մ յ ն շ ո չ պ ջ ռ ս վ տ ր ց ւ փ ք օ ֆ և
Modifier letters ՙ ՚ ՛ ՜ ՝ ՞ ՟
Punctuation ։ ֊
Religious symbols 058D 058E
Currency symbol ֏

Uppercase letters

Ա

U+0531 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER AYB

Armenian vowel

a

Numeric value: 1

Բ

U+0532 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER BEN

Armenian consonant

b

Numeric value: 2

Գ

U+0533 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER GIM

Armenian consonant

ɡ

Numeric value: 3

Դ

U+0534 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER DA

Armenian consonant

d

Numeric value: 4

Ե

U+0535 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ECH

Armenian vowel

jɛ, -ɛ-

Numeric value: 5

Զ

U+0536 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ZA

Armenian consonant

z

Numeric value: 6

Է

U+0537 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER EH

Armenian vowel

e

Numeric value: 7

Ը

U+0538 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ET

Armenian vowel

ə

Numeric value: 8

Թ

U+0539 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER TO

Armenian consonant

Numeric value: 9

Ժ

U+053A ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER ZHE

Armenian consonant

ʒ

Numeric value: 10

Ի

U+053B ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER INI

Armenian vowel

ɪ

Numeric value: 20

Լ

U+053C ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER LIWN

Armenian consonant

l

Numeric value: 30

Խ

U+053D ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER XEH

Armenian consonant

x

Numeric value: 40

Ծ

U+053E ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CA

Armenian consonant

ts

Numeric value: 50

Կ

U+053F ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER KEN

Armenian consonant

k

Numeric value: 60

Հ

U+0540 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER HO

Armenian consonant

h

Numeric value: 70

Ձ

U+0541 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER JA

Armenian consonant

dz

Numeric value: 80

Ղ

U+0542 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER GHAD

Armenian consonant

ɣ

Numeric value: 90

Ճ

U+0543 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CHEH

Armenian consonant

ʧ

Numeric value: 100

Մ

U+0544 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER MEN

Armenian consonant

m

Numeric value: 200

Յ

U+0545 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER YI

Armenian consonant

h-, j-

Numeric value: 300

Ն

U+0546 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER NOW

Armenian consonant

n

Numeric value: 400

Շ

U+0547 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER SHA

Armenian consonant

ʃ

Numeric value: 500

Ո

U+0548 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER VO

Armenian vowel

vo-, -o-

Numeric value: 600

Չ

U+0549 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CHA

Armenian consonant

ʧʰ

Numeric value: 700

Պ

U+054A ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER PEH

Armenian consonant

p

Numeric value: 800

Ջ

U+054B ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER JHEH

Armenian consonant

ʤ

Numeric value: 900

Ռ

U+054C ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER RA

Armenian consonant

r

Numeric value: 1000

Ս

U+054D ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER SEH

Armenian consonant

s

Numeric value: 2000

Վ

U+054E ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER VEW

Armenian consonant

v

Numeric value: 3000

Տ

U+054F ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER TIWN

Armenian consonant

t

Numeric value: 4000

Ր

U+0550 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER REH

Armenian consonant

ɹ

Numeric value: 5000

Ց

U+0551 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER CO

Armenian consonant

ʦʰ

Numeric value: 6000

Ւ

U+0552 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER YIWN

Armenian consonant

v, w

Numeric value: 7000

u in ՈՒ in the reformed alphabet. In the reformed alphabet this only occurs after U+0548 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER VO Ո.

Փ

U+0553 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER PIWR

Armenian consonant

Numeric value: 8000

Ք

U+0554 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER KEH

Armenian consonant

Numeric value: 9000

Օ

U+0555 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER OH

Armenian vowel

o

No numeric value traditionally, since this was added to the alphabet later than other letters, but sometimes used for 10,000.

Ֆ

U+0556 ARMENIAN CAPITAL LETTER FEH

Armenian consonant

f

No numeric value traditionally, since this was added to the alphabet later than other letters, but sometimes used for 20,000.

Lowercase letters

ա

U+0561 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER AYB

Armenian vowel

a

Numeric value: 1

բ

U+0562 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER BEN

Armenian consonant

b

Numeric value: 2

գ

U+0563 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER GIM

Armenian consonant

ɡ

Numeric value: 3

դ

U+0564 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER DA

Armenian consonant

d

Numeric value: 4

ե

U+0565 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ECH

Armenian vowel

jɛ, -ɛ-

Numeric value: 5

զ

U+0566 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ZA

Armenian consonant

z

Numeric value: 6

է

U+0567 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER EH

Armenian vowel

e

Numeric value: 7

ը

U+0568 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ET

Armenian vowel

ə

Numeric value: 8

թ

U+0569 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER TO

Armenian consonant

Numeric value: 9

ժ

U+056A ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER ZHE

Armenian consonant

ʒ

Numeric value: 10

ի

U+056B ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER INI

Armenian vowel

ɪ

Numeric value: 20

լ

U+056C ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER LIWN

Armenian consonant

l

Numeric value: 30

խ

U+056D ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER XEH

Armenian consonant

x

Numeric value: 40

ծ

U+056E ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CA

Armenian consonant

ts

Numeric value: 50

կ

U+056F ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER KEN

Armenian consonant

k

Numeric value: 60

հ

U+0570 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER HO

Armenian consonant

h

Numeric value: 70

ձ

U+0571 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER JA

Armenian consonant

dz

Numeric value: 80

ղ

U+0572 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER GHAD

Armenian consonant

ɣ

Numeric value: 90

ճ

U+0573 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CHEH

Armenian consonant

ʧ

Numeric value: 100

մ

U+0574 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER MEN

Armenian consonant

m

Numeric value: 200

յ

U+0575 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER YI

Armenian consonant

h-, j-

Numeric value: 300

ն

U+0576 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER NOW

Armenian consonant

n

Numeric value: 400

շ

U+0577 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER SHA

Armenian consonant

ʃ

Numeric value: 500

ո

U+0578 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER VO

Armenian vowel

vo-, -o-

Numeric value: 600

չ

U+0579 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CHA

Armenian consonant

ʧʰ

Numeric value: 700

պ

U+057A ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER PEH

Armenian consonant

p

Numeric value: 800

ջ

U+057B ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER JHEH

Armenian consonant

ʤ

Numeric value: 900

ռ

U+057C ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER RA

Armenian consonant

r

Numeric value: 1000

ս

U+057D ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER SEH

Armenian consonant

s

Numeric value: 2000

վ

U+057E ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER VEW

Armenian consonant

v

Numeric value: 3000

տ

U+057F ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER TIWN

Armenian consonant

t

Numeric value: 4000

ր

U+0580 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER REH

Armenian consonant

ɹ

Numeric value: 5000

ց

U+0581 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER CO

Armenian consonant

ʦʰ

Numeric value: 6000

ւ

U+0582 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER YIWN

Armenian consonant

v, w

Numeric value: 7000

u in ՈՒ in the reformed alphabet. In the reformed alphabet this only occurs after Ո (LETTER VO)

փ

U+0583 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER PIWR

Armenian consonant

Numeric value: 8000

ք

U+0584 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER KEH

Armenian consonant

Numeric value: 9000

օ

U+0585 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER OH

Armenian vowel

o

No numeric value traditionally, since this was added to the alphabet later than other letters, but sometimes used for 10,000.

ֆ

U+0586 ARMENIAN SMALL LETTER FEH

Armenian consonant

f

No numeric value traditionally, since this was added to the alphabet later than other letters, but sometimes used for 20,000.

և

U+0587 ARMENIAN SMALL LIGATURE ECH YIWN

Description in the Unicode standard:

≈ 0565 0582

Modifier letters

ՙ

U+0559 ARMENIAN MODIFIER LETTER LEFT HALF RING

Description in the Unicode standard:

→ (modifier letter reversed comma - 02BD)
→ (modifier letter left half ring - 02BF)
→ (combining reversed comma above - 0314)
՚

U+055A ARMENIAN APOSTROPHE

Description in the Unicode standard:

= armenian modifier letter right half ring (1.0)
→ (modifier letter apostrophe - 02BC)
→ (modifier letter right half ring - 02BE)
→ (combining comma above - 0313)
՛

U+055B ARMENIAN EMPHASIS MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= shesht
→ (modifier letter acute accent - 02CA)
՜

U+055C ARMENIAN EXCLAMATION MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= batsaganchakan nshan
• marks intonation on word, rather than occurring finally
՝

U+055D ARMENIAN COMMA

Description in the Unicode standard:

= bowt
→ (modifier letter grave accent - 02CB)
՞

U+055E ARMENIAN QUESTION MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= hartsakan nshan
• marks intonation on word, rather than occurring finally
՟

U+055F ARMENIAN ABBREVIATION MARK

Description in the Unicode standard:

= patiw

Armenian symbol

Hrant Papazian writes: "... nobody uses the patiw, because nobody puts a -usable- patiw in a font, because pre-OpenType it was impossible to render such a floating mark. Not to mention that the patiw is a very archaic character that always looks old-fashioned."

Punctuation

։

U+0589 ARMENIAN FULL STOP

Description in the Unicode standard:

= vertsaket
• may also be used for historic Georgian texts
→ (colon - 003A)
֊

U+058A ARMENIAN HYPHEN

Description in the Unicode standard:

= yentamna

Religious symbols

֍

U+058D RIGHT-FACING ARMENIAN ETERNITY SIGN

֎

U+058E LEFT-FACING ARMENIAN ETERNITY SIGN

Description in the Unicode standard:

• maps to AST 34.005:1997

Currency symbol

֏

U+058F ARMENIAN DRAM SIGN

First published 3 Feb 2014. This version 2016-03-11 9:00 GMT.  •  Copyright r12a@w3.org. Licence CC-By.