Icelandic Dictionary

Phrasebase Archive

Return to the ICELANDIC Archive
Forward to the Current ICELANDIC Disussion


RMKiwi
Tuesday 28th of June 2005 07:59:48 AM
Dictionary: I'm looking for a good (paper) dictionary Icelandic-English and one English-Icelandic (or both in one book), or Icelandic-French and one French-Icelandic (or both in one book), that would be designed for English or French speakers wanting to learn Icelandic. I'm afraid that most Icelandic dictionaries are designed for Icelandic people and give information on English grammar, since it assumes that the reader already knows Icelandic. I need a quite comprehensive Icelandic-English or -French dictionary (with examples and idioms) that would give grammatical information on Icelandic words: after nouns and adjectives it would give its declension or declension class, after verbs, it would say if it's irregular and how it is conjugated in the main tenses, etc.
Does such dictionary exist? Please give me several references if there is more than one dictionary of that kind.

Thanks a lot in advance



Peter_fra_Oz
Tuesday 28th of June 2005 08:02:31 AM
I can only give you information on the only book I have found so far:

Islensk-Ensk ordabok
Arngrímur Sigurdsson, 1933-

Publisher: Ordabfehur Isafoldar,
Pub date: 1994.
Pages: 942 p.
ISBN: 0781804647



RMKiwi
Tuesday 28th of June 2005 09:07:46 AM
And... is it good? does it have the features i talked about? :)


Peter_fra_Oz
Friday 08th of July 2005 08:38:10 AM
Originally posted by RMKiwi


And... is it good? does it have the features i talked about? :)

I checked out this book again to look it up and nope =(

72,000 words, ~1000 pages of dictionary goodness, but no grammar help.


einhar
Sunday 31st of July 2005 12:56:55 AM
Here is a website with ICELANDIC-ENGLISH GLOSSARY OF SELECTED GEOSCIENCE TERMS.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/of95-807/geoicelandic.html


RMKiwi
Sunday 31st of July 2005 05:29:09 AM
Takk fyrir!

But I'm afraid geosciences in Icelandic are too complicated for me, since I even don't know everyday vocabulary in Icelandic.

Have you ever seen any dictionary as i've described above?

Thanks




einhar
Sunday 31st of July 2005 06:25:27 PM
Try to ask the French teacher on this site.
http://estudiolatino.is/kennarar.htm


RMKiwi
Sunday 31st of July 2005 08:42:49 PM
Thanx a lot, Einhar! I’ll contact him.

Return to the ICELANDIC Archive
Forward to the Current ICELANDIC Disussion

Archive