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By Helga Hilmisdottir, Jacek Kozlowski

This identify contains a booklet and a couple of CDs. A small volcanic island simply south of the Arctic Circle, lceland is a spot of fierce ordinary good looks and warmly hospitable humans. Glaciers and fjords punctuate the beach whereas geysers, waterfalls and scorching springs dot the internal, harnessed through Icelanders to supply geothermal and hydropower strength. The island itself consists essentially of basalt, or cooled lava. Icelandic keeps old features that at the present time were misplaced via such a lot Western ecu languages. A North Germanic language regarding Faroese, it really is grammatically corresponding to Latin or historical Greek, yet is so much heavily associated with previous Norse. Written Icelandic has replaced little or no because the thirteenth century. Icelanders take the protection in their language very heavily, and are immensely happy with the truth that the 800-year outdated sagas can nonetheless be learn at the present time. "Beginner's Icelandic" comprises 14 classes dependent to assist the scholar tourist achieve ease and familiarity with this noble language. The dialogues stick with quite a few useful events resembling buying, transportation, discussing the elements, consuming in eating places, and renting a motor vehicle or a room, whereas development at the grammar, vocabulary and words realized in earlier routines. The audio CDs stick with the dialogues at the web page, in order that the coed advantages from seeing the script whereas concurrently listening to the pronunciation. A thesaurus of phrases and colloquialisms rounds out this impressive advent to a different language.

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Li: Jeremy: Hello, nice to meet you! Sæll. Já, sömuleiðis, gaman að kynnast þér. Óli: Ha? Talarðu islensku? Jeremy: Já, ég tala smá islensku. Óli: Hvað ertu að segja? En frábært! Jeremy: Ég er að læra islensku. Óli: Og hvernig gengur það? Jeremy: Það gengur bara vel. En hvað gerir þú? Óli: Ég er að læra frönsku. Jeremy: En gaman! Við getum þá talað saman á frönsku! ÓB: Nei, ekki enn. Ég er að læra frönsku! Eg tala ekki svo vel. Lesson Two 29 Dialogue: Do you speak Icelandic? Hrafnhildur and Jeremy are talking at the University.

Jennifer: Já, ég er mjög ánægð með lífið! Það er alveg frábært að vera hérna. Blaðamaður: Takk fyrir þetta. Gangi þér vel! Jennifer: Takk fyrir! Lesson Four Jennifer: I am an artist, but I am studying Icelandic. Reporter: How would you describe yourself? Jennifer: I am positive yet serious. Sometimes I’m a bit shy. Reporter: This is the last question: are you happy? Jennifer: Yes, I really enjoy life! It’s just great to be here. Reporter: Thank you so much. Good luck! Jennifer: Thank you! 50 B e g in n e r ’s I c e l a n d ic Orðaforði - Vocabulary alvörugefin adj.

Jeremy: I like it quite a lot. Reporter: So where were you born? Jeremy: I was bom and brought up in New York. Reporter: How is it living in New York? Jeremy: Just great. New York is a very large city, and there is always something happening. Reporter: What kind of person are you? Jeremy: I am a regular guy, always in good spirits and jolly. Reporter: Are you happy? Jeremy: Yes, truly! Dialogue 2 Reporter: Jennifer: What is your name? My name is Jennifer. Reporter: Where are you from? Jennifer: I come from England.

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