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Tongue Twister

Why many foreigners struggle to learn Icelandic –
and why Icelanders should care

Words by
Jelena Ćirić

Illustrations by
Helga Páley Friðþjófsdóttir

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Ah, the Icelandic language. It’s the ancient tongue of Vikings, filled with beautiful yet frightening words like ferðaáætlun (how many different a’s can there be?), þátttakandi (three t’s in a row? Is that legal?) and tunglsljós (do they even have room for all those consonants on an island?). Icelandic is often portrayed as an impossible […]
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This article is an excerpt from Iceland Review Magazine

Iceland Review is the longest-running English-language magazine, presenting Iceland’s community, culture, and nature since 1963.

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