ու

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Armenian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Armenian digraph ու (u) representing IPA(key): [u], composed of ո (o) + ւ (w), calque from Ancient Greek ΟΥ (OU) representing IPA(key): [u].

Letter[edit]

ու

ու lowercase (uppercase ՈՒ, title-case Ու)

  1. The 34th letter of Armenian alphabet according to spelling reform of the Armenian language of 1922-1924. Represents close back rounded vowel: IPA(key): [u]. Transliterated as u (sometimes as ow).
Usage notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Jasmine Dum-Tragut (2009), Armenian: Modern Eastern Armenian, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, § 1.1.1, page 13, ISBN 9789027238146

Etymology 2[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

ու (u)

  1. and
    ես ու դուes u du ― me and you
Usage notes[edit]

Generally used to link two things in close relation, such as in English you and I or in the sense of combining two clauses of close relation while deemphasizing their relationship. In English, this would generally be done by combining predicates, as in I went to the store and bought ice cream. It is never used as a conjunction in the fashion of և (ew) (ev), which is used as a coordinating conjunction between two independent clauses, as in I went to the store, and I bought ice cream.

Synonyms[edit]
  • և (ew) (ev)