It was organized by the chairs of the Armenian Language History and the Armenian Language of the Faculty of Armenian Philology.
The welcoming speech was delivered by Archbishop Nathan Hovhannisyan who wished good luck to the participants.
“It is a great pleasure for me to be here today. First of all, I want to convey to you the patriarchal blessing of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, in particular Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, we had intellectuals who passed through church education and thanks to them we had great achievements in literature, literature history and other areas. We have names that can never be forgotten, and one of those names is Manuk Abeghyan,” - said Nathan Archbishop Hovhannisyan.
Anna Abajyan, Head of the Chair of Armenian Language History at the Faculty of Armenian Philology, welcomed the audience on behalf of YSU Rector Aram Simonyan.
“Abeghyan’s scientific contribution to the development of Armenology is invaluable. The prominent scientist has been successful in almost every field of Armenian studies: medieval lyric poetry, mythology, folklore and epic, poetry, etc. His linguistic works are monumental, and the Armenian language theory is a classic irreplaceable work that has ever been ever written about all the Armenian language levels,” – was said in the Rector Aram Simonyan’s message.
Manuk Abeghyan’s granddaughter, Candidate of Philology Associate Professor Hasmik Abeghyan had also sent a message. She shared her memories about her grandfather and expressed gratitude to YSU administration, Chair of Armenian Language History, organizer of the conference Professor Anna Abajyan.
“I am glad that my grandfather is valued as a result of his scientific merit to this day. I am also convinced that future generations will also remember and learn a great deal from him,” - said Hasmik Abeghyan.
14 participants from YSU, Institute of Language and Literature of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia and Vanadzor State University made reports. Anna Abajyan delivered a report on “Ungrounded Criticism of Modern Abstraction”.
“The phonetic and traditional principles in the current Armenian spelling are skillfully intertwined. They are in complete harmony with the spirit and essence of modern literary Eastern Armenian. The attempts to change the current Eastern-Armenian spelling are meaningless, ineffective, anti-historical, dangerous and destructive in all respects,” - Anna Abajyan said in her speech.
During the conference, participants addressed their questions to speakers.