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TheCountryGal
Monday 30th of October 2006 12:36:23 AM
Icelandic Lesson: Lesson One

The Alphabet Stafrfi 1.1
A a pronounced like English a in Apple
pronounced like english ow in Now
B b pronounced like in English B
D d pronounced like an English D
- pronounced like English th in There
E e pronounced like English e End
pronounced like English ye in Yes
F f pronounced like english F
G g pronounced like English G in Gone and ch in German
H h pronounced like English h in Hot
I i pronounced like English i in Index
pronounced like English e in Meet
J j pronounced like English y You
K k pronounced like English k in Karl
L l pronounced English l in Look
M m pronounced like English m in Mom
N n pronounced like English n in Never
O o pronounced like English o in Morning
pronounced like English o in Low
P p pronounced like English P
R r pronounced like Scotish and Irish R -rolled
S s pronounced like English s in Step
T t pronounced like English t in Tongue
U u pronounced like German
pronounced like Englihs oo in Food
V v pronounced like English V
X x pronounced like ks= x
Y y pronounced like normal I
pronounced like normal
pronounced like English th in Thunder
pronounced like English y My or i in I
pronounced like English u in Must

Exceptions:
au sound does not exist in the English language. Best described as u or j
ei pronounced like English a in Name
ey pronounced like ei
hv pronounced like kv



Introduce yourself A kynna sig 1.2
Now I will go through how to introduce yourself. Telling your name and asking others what their names are. As well as saying how you are and asking others how they are.

g heiti Anna.
Hva heitir ?

Translated:
g heiti Anna. (My name is Anna)
Hva heitir ? (What is your name?)

Here is a short conversation between Anna and Jn. They go together on a boarding school. They meet in the cantine for Breakfast. Anna is already sitting when Jn walks in.

Jn: Gan daginn.
Anna: Gan daginn.
Jn: Hva segiru gott?
Anna: g segi allt fnt. En ?
Jn: g segi bara allt gott lka.

Translated:
Jn: Gan daginn. (Good day)
Anna: Gan daginn.
Jn: Hva segiru gott? (How are you?)
Anna: g segi allt fnt. En ?(I am fine. How about you?
Jn: g segi bara allt gott lka. (I am good also.)

Numbers tlurnar 1.3
1 einn
2 tveir
3 rr
4 fjrir
5 fimm
6 sex
7 sj
8 tta
9 nu
10 - tu




This was the first lesson... if anybody has questions, thinks something is unclear or something else. Please do say so.


utomjording
Monday 30th of October 2006 02:20:39 AM
great to see, there's something going on in the icelandic section!

there's one thing about the pronunciation that always confuses me.

as far as i know "ll" is pronounced something like "dl".
but it can also be simply a long "l".
are there any rules, when you say what? is it just foreign words that have the long "l"?

and it's similar with "nn", although it seems a bit clearer to me there...


cleomau
Monday 30th of October 2006 07:28:18 AM
It seems the Icelandic forum will be resurrected! :D

Originally posted by TheCountryGal

B b pronounced like in English F

I think you have a typo. Isn't it pronounced like the English 'B'? :)


TheCountryGal
Monday 30th of October 2006 03:21:00 PM
Originally posted by utomjording


great to see, there's something going on in the icelandic section!

there's one thing about the pronunciation that always confuses me.

as far as i know \"ll\" is pronounced something like \"dl\".
but it can also be simply a long \"l\".
are there any rules, when you say what? is it just foreign words that have the long \"l\"?

and it's similar with \"nn\", although it seems a bit clearer to me there...

The answer to your question is simple. "double l" aka "ll". sound indeed a bit like "dl". There is no rule about when to pronounce "double l" as "dl" or a long l sound. You just have to use your gut feeling when it comes to that. But the case is that most "double ls" are pronounced with the "dl" sound. The only exceptions that I can remember right this moment are the word "allt" and the names: Halldr and Halldra.

"double n" usually sounds lika a long "n" but the sounds if the word actually depends on the wowel before the "double n" If we take an example. The word "Manni" the "a" sound becomes shorter than usual because of the double n. That happens with almost all sounds that can appear before a "double n"

Originally posted by cleomau


It seems the Icelandic forum will be resurrected! :D

Originally posted by TheCountryGal

B b pronounced like in English F

I think you have a typo. Isn't it pronounced like the English 'B'? :)

That is indeed a typo. Thank you... I have corrected it now


iluvmandisa222
Thursday 23rd of November 2006 06:13:51 AM
how do you pronounce 'Ragnheiur'?

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