https://www.duolingo.com/ColoradoPhil

Icelandic?

Has anyone heard any discussion of an 'Icelandic for English Speakers' course on Duolingo?

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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Nothing here as yet, but you could always try the University of Iceland's Icelandic Online course: http://icelandiconline.is/index.html

After you finish that, you'll find intermediate lessons at http://tungumalatorg.is/viltu_laera_islensku/en/.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColoradoPhil

Thank you! I'll check it out! :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StevenWath
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Have you seen this post:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/15014194

Icelandic has been requested many times already. There are already 3 Scandinavian languages available on Duolingo, so Icelandic may not happen anytime soon.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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I hate to be picky, but Iceland isn't part of Scandinavia, nor is the language Scandinavian. You'll annoy a lot of Icelanders if you accuse them of being Scandinavian. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Many people (myself included, FWIW) consider "Scandinavian languages" a synonym for "North Germanic languages." The Encyclopedia Britannica, for instance, and Wikipedia--which looks to have been somewhat edited, but look to the right under "North Germanic languages," where "Scandinavian" is listed as a synonym, along with "Nordic."

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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That's true- in the English-speaking world that's often how 'Scandinavian' is used. In the Nordic countries however, 'Scandinavia ' is specifically Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Faroe, Finland, Greenland and Iceland are not included, nor is Svalbard even though it's part of Norway.

Source:

https://no.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skandinavia

Also your wiki article, which states "In Scandinavia, the term "Scandinavian languages" refers specifically to the mutually intelligible languages of the three continental Scandinavian countries" in the second paragraph.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColoradoPhil

Thank you for the link!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Icelandic is one of the most requested languages at Duolingo, along with Finnish and Latin. There have been dozens of discussions: for instance, here, which also has links to plenty of online material.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick.-
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If you know icelandic, you could contribute to make a course here: https://incubator.duolingo.com

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColoradoPhil

No working knowledge of Icelandic, but would like to learn....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Reese.Tobasco

I studied Icelandic back in 2008 on livemocha, which doesn't exist anymore. Its a beautiful language, and very similar to Danish/Norwegian/Swedish... I hope someday that it comes on here. Icelandic is amazing.

If you want to listen to Icelandic music, "Pall Oskar" is the most popular singer. I love his song "Allt fyrir Astina" which means all for love. You just learned a new phrase! Good luck with your Icelandic dream.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColoradoPhil

Thank you! I checked out Pall Oskar on YouTube. - good music!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Pancho_Delanave
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The Nativlang.com website has an introduction to Icelandic with a few recommendations for resources:

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ColoradoPhil

Thank you for the links! I'm especially interested in learning the sounds in Icelandic.....

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SamuelJak

I would love to learn Icelandic, they are not many apps that will help me do so. So please Duolingo add Icelandic!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mbG5e

No Srry

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