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Icelandic-Swedish Dictionary Underway

By Iceland Review

The Swedish government has decided to give the University of Gothenburg a grant of SEK 500,000 (ISK 8,7 million, USD 70,000, EUR 47,000) for the writing of an Icelandic-Swedish dictionary. The dictionary is made in cooperation with the Univerity of Iceland Dictionary, mbl.is reported.

The plan is to finish the Icelandic-Swedish dictionary in 2011.

Christina Husmark Pehrsson, the Swedish Nordic Minister, said she was happy to support the ongoing work on the dictionary. She said it was an important tool to increase language understanding between the Scandinavian countries, as stated in a press release from the Swedish Ministry of Social Affairs.

The Swedish government assigned the making of the dictionary to the University of Gothenburg in 2006 in cooperation with the Icelandic Dictionary of the University of Iceland. The two institutions are assigned to create a digital dictionary together, which has more than 50,000 words.

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