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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Enigma of the Armenian alphabet

Knowledge has always been the most valuable assets of human civilization. But how to save it, how to transmit to posterity without any loss — so that nothing is lost, not torn, not burned, not broken and not erased? The ancestors of the Armenians used the most perfect carrier of information — language. He's always with a man, he's alive, yet it says one of us. Listen to Armenian words, look at the letters of which they are recorded, and you will discover the great secret — information, is left to us.
What's in a name?
Why objects and phenomena are called that and nothing else? Have you ever wondered why water is called water, and, say, fire — fire? Linguists find hundreds of possible explanations, deciphering the etymology of words, find connections between words in different languages. We give a lot
convincing explanation — the word is derived from the fact, and still by some, etc. However, this chain inevitably leads to one main word or root, the meaning of which is presented to us a priori, without explanation. And the main question again remains unanswered — why is named that way and not otherwise? How can you not remember Adam, whose first assignment in the garden of Eden was to give names to all the animals. A responsible and hard job, when you consider that our ancestor was not sources of primary information in the form of books or online resources. To give a name, to create a word — the task is really not easy. So, what is the word which was in the beginning? Does it not make any sense? Oddly enough, but the answer to this question has a direct relationship with the Armenian alphabet.
Alphabet Mashtots had been the subject of scientific debate. Officially, it is assumed that the alphabet was created by Mesrop Mashtots in 405-406 ad. It is believed that prior to this, Armenians did not have their own writing in Armenia in different epochs were used cuneiform, Aramaic, Greek and Persian writing. Alphabet Mashtots is considered an invention, a result of creative work of Mesrop Mashtots and his assistants. It is noted that the basis for Mashtots was the Greek and Phoenician alphabets — redesigned and adapted to the phonetics of the Armenian language. Of course, everyone recognized the genius of Mesrop Mashtots, he has done an enormous amount of work and commitment to national ideals. All this seems fairly proven and compelling, the more so as sources of information official historiography refers to Movses Khorenatsi, Koryun, the (historian and chronograph V century). To the historical sources, we will return, but for now — just one fact, just as interesting and just as sensational. The fact that the official science does not like to remember, and if mentioned, then leaves without comment.
The remains of the ancient metallurgical complex (III thousand BC). Metsamor, Armenia
It is known that on the territory of Armenia and about 5 thousand years ago, were mastered and processing of metals established the production of metal products. 7 main metals — gold, silver, copper, tin, iron, lead and mercury were the cornerstone of human civilization. The names of these metals exist in the Armenian language since time immemorial. And some of them have reached our days without any changes. Saying them in everyday speech, we do not think about their true meaning, for us it's just the usual set of sounds. But if we analyze these words based on the order of the letters in the Armenian alphabet, opened the picture can cause a shock.
Armenian alphabet, made of gold and precious stones, 1976 the Authors Zhirair Choloyan and Baghdasar Arzumanyan. Kept in the Treasury of Holy Etchmiadzin.
Chemistry and life
Armenian gold is called "waxes". Without going into the etymology of words in possible explanation of its meaning, carry out a simple experiment. Write the word "waxes" ("gold") in Armenian, and under each letter put its number in the Armenian alphabet. Then add up these numbers.
Ո Ս Կ Ի ("waxes", gold)
24 + 29 + 15 + 11 = 79
But 79 — nothing like a room of gold in the table of chemical elements!
From school chemistry course we know that the "the charge of the nucleus of the atom coincides with the ordinal number of the element in the periodic table called the atomic number of the element". That is the word "wax" is the atomic number of gold! Is it a coincidence? But checking it is easy to arrange and other Armenian names of the metals (of course, in their old original form of writing):
Ա Ր Ճ Ի Ճ ("arcic", lead)
1 + 32 + 19 + 11 + 19 = 82
82 number and the atomic weight of lead.
Ա Ր Ծ ("the ERC" — the old form of the word "arcat", silver)
1 + 32 + 14 = 47
47 — number and the atomic weight of silver.
As you can see, the resulting numbers coincide with the atomic numbers of these metals! The probability of such coincidences in mathematics tends to zero, or rather it is as likely as several thousand randomly selected at the dump parts to build the car of Mercedes. But if it's not a coincidence, then, rule. Moreover, the rule that should not be the exception — it should cover at least all known metals. Check another metal, known since the dawn of civilisation, — tin. The modern name of the tin in Armenian — "anag", but we must remember that the word is borrowed. In the book of Amirdovlat amasiatsi "Useless for ignoramuses" (XV century) are some of tin names, including Armenian", cloak" (ԿԼԱԷԿ). It is worth noting that this word is still in Armenia called Paluda, that is what ludyat, solder. And it leads us to the coveted number.
Ա Լ Կ Կ Է ("cloak", tin)
15 + 12 + 1 + 7 + 15 = 50
50 — number and the atomic weight of tin.
Considering the remaining three metals from "the magnificent seven", we see the same picture.
Ջ Ա Ն Դ Ի Կ ("jandik", mercury, modern form — "Shik")
27 + 1 + 22 + 4 +11 + 15 = 80
80 — number and the atomic weight of mercury.
Ա Լ Գ Ա Թ ("alhat", iron, modern form — "ercot")
1 + 12 + 3 + 1 + 9= 26
26 — number and the atomic weight of iron.
Left copper. The modern Armenian name of copper — "Pinz" — matching our hypothesis does not. However, there is reason to argue that "phinz" (Prinz) actually has such a similar sounding bronze, not pure copper, and its alloy are widely used. Pure copper was impractical and was not used, and likely over time, copper became known as a widely used copper alloy — bronze. Just as today we call the "iron" items of steel and metal objects in General. So what's with the copper? In the archaic Armenian we find the word, appeared so familiar and still preserved in the Russian language practically unchanged — "honey"!
20 + 5 + 4 = 29
29 — number and the atomic weight of copper.
The emerging picture is shocking — the names of metals in Armenian language used to denote their atomic number! This amazing fact inevitably raises many questions. With what are we dealing with? Whence this strange and amazing in their logic system? Who invented the metal name, which became the formula? And generally — whether it is a human handiwork? If so, it appears that the level of knowledge our ancestors were incredibly high. After all, to come up with the word "gold", corresponding to the number 79, you should at least know that gold — it is the 79th element in order of increasing atomic weights.But know that gold is the 79th in the order element, means to know and preceding 78. And the number, incidentally, includes a number of lanthanides (chemical elements with the 57th accommodation at the 71 th), the latter of which were discovered only in the XX century! If in ancient times did not have such information, then had to know the periodic law and be able to determine nuclear charge of gold and other metals. Only here is how? After all, physics is only in the late XIX — early XX century "deal" with the structure of the atom and learned how to determine the charge of its nucleus...
If we assume that these words — more than this knowledge, we can only admire the genius and creativity of solutions, as the language is the most reliable way of transferring and storing knowledge, information. You can destroy or lose the textbook chemistry and the periodic table, but very difficult to forget the words of the native language. Incredibly, thousands of years ago to know the basics of chemistry, it was enough to speak the language and remember the 36 letters of the Armenian alphabet! And if so, it would seem, a fantastic approach is possible with regard to chemistry, then why not assume that in the Armenian names of the heavenly bodies encrypted with astronomy, and in the names of the elements — the laws of physics...
The Armenian alphabet inscribed in squares. The letters in the corners when read clockwise, form the word ՀԱՅՔ (HAYQ) Armenia.
To know and understand
A small pebble rolled from the top, can cause an avalanche. Little fact able to overturn long-established, overgrown with followers and followers of scientific hypotheses. Another conclusion to be drawn, many may just stun. The fact that our hypothesis is based on the order of the letters in the Armenian alphabet, which, according to the official version by Mesrop Mashtots in 405-406 ad But the creation of the alphabet — not the creation of the Armenian language. And the word "waxes", "arts", "arcic" and other names of metals appeared in the Armenian language, not after Mashtots! It is clear that these words are mentioned in the written sources with the V century. But this does not mean that before they were not. It turns out that there was a connection of Armenian words with the numbers of letters in the alphabet that came later words themselves? Could Mashtots "fit" the new alphabet for these words... And even if we assume that "customized", so you know about the existing laws. That is, for example, the letter showing the sound "S" could theoretically have a different graphic symbol, but that it should be 29-m number, it is an axiom. As well as the fact that "K" is the 15th in a row, and "R" — 32-I, etc. In any case, it turns out that in the Armenian alphabet, the existing order of the letters, and their number is not a result of free creativity, and a harmonious system, obeying certain laws, and created long before Mashtots. Incidentally, this is the only explanation strictly defined order of the letters change two letters and sometimes words lose their hidden meaning! The fact that the great Mesrop returned these letters to life in the early fifth century, does not mean that he created them out of nothing. Armenian alphabet — a strict system, linking words and their spelling of logic and sense.
Another "trifle" — the medieval sources mention some forgotten "Danilova" letters from 24 letters, which at first were trying to adapt to the Armenian language. Some hypotheses about the origin of the Armenian alphabet, it is argued that Mesrop Mashtots ' letters appeared and were just their "augmented" version. But, as we have seen, the number and order of the letters are rigidly connected with words, and in the Armenian names of metals, among other things, there are letters under the numbers 29 and 32. If our assumption is true, then it could be 24 as in Greek or "danielovich" writings or 26, as the Etruscans or in the Ethiopian letter, no 22, like the Phoenicians. They had to be exactly 36 is a rigorous mathematical system. Mashtots was necessary to restore the system, not just to come up with some abstract symbols. In fact, any person in a matter of minutes can come up with two dozen characters and associate them with relevant sounds. A good artist for a day will draw a dozen all "alphabets". Why did Mashtots years to sit in the largest libraries of the ancient world, to meet with scholars and scribes? What was he looking for? He asked God in his prayers continually?
Another interesting detail — the task logic. Imagine that you are responsible to create an alphabet for his native language, and it is a matter of national importance, the alphabet will be the salvation of national culture. And now, after many years of searching and wandering, the result of hard and painstaking work you create beautiful alphabet. Probably you will write something new characters. But what will be the first sentence? It is unlikely that random or unimportant. Write my name? The name of a loved one? God? Or maybe it will be the phrase that best reflects what you just did? It is known that Mashtots created the alphabet to Armenian translation of the Bible, that preaching Christianity in the country was conducted in their native language. Sources told us the first sentence translated into Armenian and written new letters. Oddly enough, it was a phrase from the gospel and from the old Testament is irrelevant to Christianity do not have "to Know wisdom and instruction, to perceive the words of understanding" ("Proverbs of Solomon"). This phrase reflects the essence of the work of Mesrop Mashtots. Mesrop know and understand. He found and restored the alphabetical system. How? This question will probably remain open, but a bold assumption can be made today. It concerns the appearance of the Armenian letters.
Stone like snow
The researchers of the petroglyphs of the Armenian highland have noticed that these drawings, which depict animals, humans and various scenes also contain prototypes of the letters of the Armenian alphabet. Now read carefully "the History of Armenia" by Movses Khorenatsi, the part where he describes the inspiration Mashtots: "...And he sees no dream night, and not a vision while awake, but in his beating heart that opens the eyes of the soul the hand writing on the stone. Stone, like the snow, retains traces of faces. And not only thought it was him, but all the details is deposited in the mind of Mesrop, as if in some kind of vessel...".Those who have seen the outlines of Armenian letters, Armenian petroglyphs, I agree that prettier and more precisely is impossible to say — at the stone in the snow. There is no doubt that these rock paintings were known in the time of Mashtots, and he had the opportunity to observe them firsthand. It only remained for him to handle and organize prehistoric time in accordance with that found 36-a symbolic system.
Today we speak Armenian, but can not imagine the value of spoken words, do not know what secret it concealed. Or at least concealed. We had this knowledge in the form of words through the alphabet. Perhaps the whole vocabulary of the classical Armenian language was nothing like a database containing all the necessities of life and human development information. But the main question still remains unanswered: who gave us this knowledge? And why us?


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