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#1 2014-02-22 08:31:30

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icelandic dictionary

I picked up a nice little icelandic dictionary at the Homestead bookshop in Marlborough, New Hampshire for $2.00.
I'm really psyched the way the words seem so cleverly crafted that their sounds when sounded out as an American,
the words seem to come to life and really show their meaning by the sound.  It's quite astounding.  I've been
reading many foreign language dictionaries in the last decade and this one really found my heart.

Oh, remember when Daniel Tammet learned Icelandic in one week as a contest?  He also
recited pi to 22,513 digits...

But I think I'll post my "fav" words I find the dictionary here once in a while and any
icelandish topic at all is welcome in this thread, or even Atlantic Ocean topics of the north...


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#2 2014-02-22 08:50:07

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hjón = married couple

muna = remember

stolt = pride


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#3 2014-02-22 09:13:54

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I like Icelandic numbers.

1. einn
2. tveir
3. þrír
4. fjórir
5. fimm
6. gender
7. sjö
8. átta
9. níu
10. tíu


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#4 2014-02-22 09:25:27

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I like Nordic languages in general. They just sound very cool!


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#5 2014-02-22 09:53:34

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On that note, maybe I should get an icelandic CD to listen to.
By the way, I'm Swedish and Finnish.  My relatives claim to be
Swedish, but they lived on an island owned by Finland.
Later they moved to Vaasa, Finland before coming to the US.


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#6 2014-02-22 10:56:50

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viðskipti = commerce, dealings

særa = hurt ones feelings

koddi = pillow

morgunkaffi = breakfast

fugl = bird

stjórna = govern

tefla = play chess

óætur = uneatable

samband = connection

kvæði = poem, song

rjómi = cream

næra = nourish

kitla = tickle

mjólk = milk

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#7 2014-02-25 06:31:35

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stjarna = star

dýpi = depth


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#8 2014-02-25 09:20:40

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visindamaður = scientist

myrkur = darkness

bóndi = farmer

borða = eat

ráðvandur = honest


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#9 2014-02-26 01:44:55

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krakki = child, kid

óttast = fear, dread

unz = until

syndur = able to swim


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#10 2014-02-26 02:21:19

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sýkill = bacillus

roðna = blush

bókasafn = library

happdrætti = lottery

skák = chess

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#11 2014-02-26 06:55:19

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misjafn = uneven, different

karl = old man

piltur = lad

mjöl = flour

orð = word

skip = ship, boat

sjaldgæfur = rare, unusual

vegna = because of, on account of


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#12 2014-02-26 08:58:03

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sendibað = message

peð = pawn in chess

ráðalaus = puzzled, at a loss

strax = at once, straightaway

aflangur = oblong

afklæða = undress


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#13 2014-02-27 04:54:17

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aðgæzla = care, attention

afsökun = 1. excuse 2. apology

fönn = snowdrift

för = journey

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#14 2014-02-27 06:07:22

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epli = apple

soðinn = boiled, cooked

duft = powder


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#15 2014-02-27 06:38:43

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kál = cabbage

löpp = paw

kisa = cat

píanó = piano

kalinn = frost-bitten

skran = rubbish


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#16 2014-02-27 07:37:17

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máfur = seagull

sparlega = sparingly

moll = minor (key in music)

þoka = fog, mist

frænka = (female) cousin

frost = frost

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#17 2014-02-28 09:58:29

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Re: icelandic dictionary

I'm starting
to post
words that
are not
necessarily
my favorite
sounding
words.

haust = autumn

hnerra = sneeze

fitna = grow fat

hestur = horse, pony

hjól = wheel, bicycle

flibbi = collar

meiðsli = injury

herðar = shoulders

kór = choir

bæn = prayer (I like this one, reminds me of bénit in French)

skarð = (mountain) pass

kartafla = potato

bók = book


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#18 2014-03-03 06:46:57

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