I once knew an Armenian girl from Yerevan and she said the Armenian people are the Hy (pronounced like "Hi, how are you") and their language is Hy-idan. However, the wikipedia writes the name of the language as "hayeren". What explains the discrepancy?

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    Armenian has its own alphabet. Different people trying to transcribe the foreign sounds of a foreign language into an alphabet designed for another language are likely to do so differently if each is not aware of and trying to follow a specified standard. – hippietrail Nov 4 '14 at 0:53
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    Presumably what you've written as <d> in your 'Hy-idan' is actually either a tap (or maybe the trill, they contrast in Armenian) which is normally rendered as <r> when writing Armenian in the Roman alphabet. – Gaston Ümlaut Nov 4 '14 at 1:10

“Armenian” is հայերեն for which the usual transliteration is hayeren. ր is a single-tap /r/, as opposed to the trilled ռ, transliterated as ṙ.

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