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Looking for useful sites for beginning Studying Icelandic
Thread poster: Jamann
Mar 29, 2006

Does anyone know where I could find
Useful links, or knows of any sites that
could be helpful in the beginning of my
studies of the icelandic language? I'm studying Icelandic cause I'm thinking about possibly Moving to either Greenland
or Iceland one of these days, Where it's peaceful and quiet.
Thank you for Your Time, Jeff.

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Erik Hansson  Identity Verified
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Some links Mar 29, 2006

Hi Jeff,

Have a look at these links which might be useful:

Just open Google and enter "learning icelandic" (with or without quotation marks) and you will get plenty

Good luck!


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To inspire you: Mar 29, 2006

You might be interested in this news article (even though it doesn't directly answer your question).

From IcelandReview

13 year old American translates 20 Icelandic children's books into English

Last weekend, the Icelandic media reported on a 13 year old American boy, from a farm in Wisconsin, who has, in his spare time, translated 20 Icelandic children's books into English.

The 13 year old, Peter Streich, is visiting Iceland with his father, and said that he had become interested in Nordic culture after reading Tolkien's Hobbit. Peter said that he realized Icelandic was the "most pristine" of all the Nordic languages, most similar to the language used by the Vikings and thus his interest was engaged. Over the last year, with the help of grammar books and the internet, Peter has taught himself Icelandic. He says he uses the internet portal to look up words for his translations.

The translations include "Litla gula hænan", by Steingrímur Arason and "Thorrablót" by Sigrún Eldjárn.

According to Morgunbladid, Peter's Icelandic is so fluent that when he reads out loud "it sounds almost perfect ". Morgunbladid goes on to point out that "it is incredible how much progress he has made in such a short amount of time".

Peter told Morgunbladid that his interests are currently centered on Iceland, and that he would like to try living in Iceland when he is older. He said he has already looked into various aspects on what he needs to do to make that a reality. "Iceland is a beautiful country and the people here are very friendly, strong of will and broadminded. Reading is widespread, and I like that. I also like the culture better here than at home in the US, and also the low population density."

Peter's father told Morgunbladid that on their trip in Iceland Peter sometimes introduced himself to strangers and addressed them in Icelandic. He said that he felt very proud of his son when he saw the smiles that appeared on the faces of these people when they heard how well he had mastered the language.

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