Armenian voice-over production made simple
As an established Armenian voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Armenian Voice-Over Service and Armenian Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Armenian voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Armenian voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Armenian voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Armenian voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Armenian audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Armenian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email email@example.com or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
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3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Armenian language
Armenian belongs to the Indo-European family of languages, but linguists are uncertain about exactly which branch. Some classify it as an independent branch altogether, while others believe it belongs to the Thraco-Phrygian branch, which includes the ancient languages of Phrygian and Thracian. Armenian is certainly one of the oldest languages in the world.
The development of Armenian is usually grouped into three periods:
- Old or Classical Armenian (Grabar) – used from the 5th century onwards – influenced by other languages including Parthian, Greek, Syriac and Latin.
- Middle Armenian (Miǰin hayerên) – used between the 11th and 15th centuries – influenced by Arabic, Persian and Turkish.
- Modern Armenian (Ašxarhabar) – used from the 19th century onwards.
When Armenia was divided between the Russian and Ottoman Empires in the 19th century, two different written varieties of Modern Armenian emerged – Western Armenian (Arewmtahayerên) and Eastern Armenian (Arewelahayerên). Today, most Armenian dialects are mutually intelligible. Read more
Which countries have Armenian as a national language?
Armenian is the official language of Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (an independent though unrecognised state within Azerbaijan).
It is also recognised as a minority language in Cyprus, Poland and Romania.
How many people speak Armenian as their first language?
It is estimated that almost seven million people speak Armenian, around half of whom live in Armenia. There are large Armenian-speaking communities in Georgia, Russian and Iran.
Did you know…
- For a long time Armenian was wrongly classified as an Iranian dialect – this is because it contains so many words borrowed from Iranian languages.
- Many linguists consider Armenian to be the bridge between the Eastern and Western branches of the Indo-European family of languages, as it is related to both in equal measure.
- The Armenian alphabet was established in the 5th century by a monk called Mesrop Mashtots, who based the characters on both the Greek alphabet and the Pahlavi script of ancient Persia. The alphabet consisted of 36 letters – two more were added in the Middle Ages.
The Armenian economy
Armenia’s economy has struggled since the collapse of the USSR in 1991, and its previously buoyant industrial sector has been in decline.
However, the Armenian government is taking steps towards recovery through privatisation and the stablising of inflation and the local currency.
Armenia became a member of the United Nations in 1992, a member of the Council of Europe in 2001, and joined the World Trade Organisation in 2003.