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Archive for September, 2011

Busses in Iceland Posted by on Sep 29, 2011

Right now I have a three-day job of counting who comes on and off the bus. There’s a few different types of busses – the yellow busses are city busses, their website is straeto.is and they have a “S” logo. (I’m going to start linking to the English section of a website if possible just…

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Older Icelandic Posted by on Sep 26, 2011

They say Icelandic has changed so little that Icelanders can read sagas without difficulty. I’m not sure about that, but you as a learner can at least read things from a hundred years ago without any problem. The most memorable difference aside from vocabulary usage is the letter “z”. This used to be used, and…

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Movies in Iceland Posted by on Sep 23, 2011

The film festival starts soon. They show movies from all over, mostly with English subtitles (Icelandic movies tend to have no subtitles at all, especially the short films from the film schools) and the venues are likewise all over. There’s movies held in the swimming pool, at the University movie theater, at the Nordic house,…

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Grammar taught in second semester Posted by on Sep 18, 2011

Here is a list of the grammar taught in second semester at the University of Iceland’s Icelandic for Foreigners Bachelor program. If you want me to teach something that’s on here or is on the first semester list, just let me know. Declining irregular nouns Sá – used as a back-reference in a sentence, also…

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Childrens’ books and comics in Iceland Posted by on Sep 11, 2011

Here’s a list of comics and book series I’ve seen in Icelandic that have been translated, and at the end I have some examples of Icelandic children’s books. I’m missing a lot because I simply can’t remember all the ones that I hadn’t seen before (like the Scandinavian ones), so if you know of any…

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