A Return to Roots: Film Argues "Sovietization" of Armenian Spelling

A Return to Roots: Film Argues that the “Sovietization” of Armenian
Spelling Was More a Curse than a Blessing!

12:28, December 28, 2012

This one hour film Haroutyoun explores the history and implications of
changes made to traditional Armenian orthography in the 1920s.

It raises a number of timely issues including how these changes have
weakened chances for forging a united Armenian collective and how it
had degraded the etymology of the language.

The authors call for a return to traditional spelling, arguing that it
is not only feasible but a strategic imperative for national
cohesiveness and linguistic development.

From: A. Papazian