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Archive for July, 2014

Smoky vikings of Smoky Bay. Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

As I was browsing through my notes about hljóðbreyting (= metathesis) for another entry that I currently have in the works I found something interesting that I thought might amuse you while not being quite as heavy as learning the theory of different sound changes. I understand many of you, dear readers, have recently suffered…

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Hiding in plain sight: the other side of Reykjavík harbour. Posted by on Jul 22, 2014

The fifth and final post on things you don’t know you could see in Iceland but totally should: the other side of the Reykjavík harbour. This might sound confusing. After all, Reykjavík harbour is all around downtown and there isn’t much more there than the concert hall Harpa and some piers – well, occasionally Danish warships…

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Icelandic horses for courses and… courses. Posted by on Jul 17, 2014

Question and answer time! During the last month you’ve asked the Icelandic blog, via both the e-mail and the comments section, a couple of interesting questions that I’ll try to answer today. First a question was about horses: what are all the different words that mean horse in Icelandic? The most obvious one is hestur of…

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Reykjavík calling: we’re on fire (again). Posted by on Jul 11, 2014

Hi all, it’s been quite an insanely busy and action-packed week, not to mention a small injury in the family has momentarily made a nurse out of me (although hopefully if you ever need a nurse it will be someone with better handling skills). We’re doing fine at the moment despite all my best efforts at…

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