The origin and structure of Armenian letters


There are many different opinions on the origin of Armenian graphemes. Where do they come from? Are they derived from a different alphabet, such as Greek, Phoenician, Sanskrit, Ethiopian or Assyrian? Edik Ghabuzyan explores these questions on the basis of the Armenian capital letter Ա (Ayb), and shows how all other Armenian graphemes can be derived from it. His method proposes guidelines for modern type designers to create the Armenian alphabet in a much easier and quicker way.