https://www.duolingo.com/hadley123456

Icelandic Resources

Hey! Since I know it's hard to find resources for Icelandic, here's a list of compiled resources I've gathered over the years which you could use if you're interested: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XR4UPH674meWRUfWDj2wkK2xgOAspfipEt4rNBbJpTw/edit I hope you enjoy!

December 24, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/Prussia1525

That's a brilliant list, actually. This is, I suppose, a personal issue, but the font's a bit intense for me. :) I can always copy and paste, but that's just a thought. This is rather incredible - do you have any kind of comments regarding which have been the most useful?

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/hadley123456

Thanks for letting me know about the font. :) The ones with stars on the side are the ones I personally found to be the most helpful if that helps.

December 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Elgatobandido

I hope one day we'll get an Icelandic tree on Duolingo.

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Sencez

Zank you

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kay585945

I would love to see Duolingo teach Icelandic or Old Norse!

December 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/2dwight

me too! (Preferably, Icelandic)

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Ensodda

If you want to learn the Old Norse language, here is a perfect site - "https://notendur.hi.is/haukurth/norse/". I myself very like it; I think it gives a good start. Everything is explained perfectly, and there are even some comics :)

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ensodda

Not sure if it is only with me or not, but I have tried http://icelandiconline.is and all I got was a pre-registration lesson and then when I have tried to register I was told that my email is already taken, so naturally I clicked the 'forgot password' button only for them to tell me that this email has not been registered yet (also everything is in Icelandic, so I learned a few new words. But this is not the way I meant to learn it...). Has anyone had the same problem, and what shall I do? The description of the courses seems amazing and promising.

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/2dwight

I am currently enrolled in the course at icelandic on line. I remember enrollment being a bit clunky. But I managed it. I may have used google's translate app, I can't remember for certain. Sorry I can't be of specific help as I enrolled a month ago and don't remember specifics. However, you can get in and use the site. It's quite different from duolingo, and while I don't think it qualifies as any sort of "total immersion" it tends toward that concept. I will also say that I was in Iceland for a couple of years (late 1960's) and I while I do moderately well with what is written, I am appalled at how little I understand the oral Islensku.)

February 15, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ensodda

The fact that you have succeeded in registering gives me hope! Have you had the same problem with email being both registered and not registered at the same time? I have tried with several emails, all in vain. I am also getting the "Unspecified server error or exception. Check the logs and server console" from time to time along with an inspiring "Mæl sem víkingr, syng sem lundi" on the top of the page.

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/2dwight

You've lost me. I haven't emailed, so registered/not registered just leaves me scratching my head. I think you register by clicking on the 'nýskráning' button in the upper right corner of the home page. That brings up a form labeled 'Stofnaðu nýjan aðgang' (create new access). The form is in Icelandic but you can translate with google translate, although you'll have to type in most of the terms rather than copy and paste. It just wants your name, email, etc. After creating your access you login with your email address. (I do remember being confused as I had thought I had created a username and it took a while to discover I need to use my email and not what I thought was a user name.

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/2dwight

Oh, although I have reported that some exercises don't work for me in my browser, I haven't gotten any response. This is a university site, I would not be surprised but what it was created by some professor's students years ago and is not regularly maintained. as far as content, Who knows the professor who started it could be retired or dead and all the students graduated and working. However, I find the site quite satisfactory after a cut a month of using it every other day. (I alternate between Icelandic one day and Mandarin the other day). Good luck

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ensodda

Thank you! I hope I will finally be able to try it. I have even managed to change the language, so now it is in English. But still, after I give all the information required, I get an error message. Hope that'll change soon

February 16, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/2dwight

The following is more for my benefit than anything. (I need to explain it in order to try to remember it.) I am having difficulty with understanding the spoken Icelandic in the course. And I ran across this explanation. Taking the simple Icelandic sentence "hvað gerði hann" taken singly each word would be phonetically pronounced in American midwestern English sort of "kvath" "gerthi" "hadn" but spoken as a sentence an Icelander deemphasizes some letters (the ones in parentheses "hva(ð) gerð(i) (h)ann". I am told this is a bit like French. So again using MY phonetic spelling as above the sentence becomes: kvagerthann. That may not help you, but I hope it will help me as I am having a hard time hearing sentences correctly.

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/2dwight

oops, I should have written "kvagerthadn"

February 17, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Ensodda

Yes, even in those lessons that are available as pre-registration ones the pronunciation is very different from what is written.

February 17, 2019

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