Languages are pure culture, enriching, and, in many ways, doors to new, unknown worlds. In comparison to the more accessible languages of English and French, Icelandic is still a closed book for most.
But Icelanders love their language. Although people also speak English in Iceland, Icelandic has prevailed since the arrival of the Vikings. The language is generally considered to be quite difficult, and it has experienced vast changes in the sound of its speech. Foreign influences are mostly to blame for this. However, due to the country’s isolated location and small population, the written script has hardly changed at all. This makes it possible for many Icelandic legends and fairytales to still be read in their original written forms.
Those who work closely with the Icelandic language recognize there are still many letters in use that are but distant relics for the rest of Europe. There are minor pronunciation differences between northern and southern Iceland. The hard pronunciation is more noticeable in northern Iceland, while a softer pronunciation is prevalent in the South.Instant quote
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One quality that gives the Icelandic people a likable persona is the genuine way they maintain their language. You won’t find any Americanisms in this language, as the people try to keep foreign words out as much as possible in an effort to protect their identity. This effort is only partially successful, as a few slang words have “crept” their way in. This is the case with words such as “hotel” and “kiosk.”Instant quote
Losing some Old Icelandic words from everyday use also couldn’t be avoided entirely. In Iceland, people talk about the depletion of the vocabulary.
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