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Is Icelandic a possibility?

I have been interested in learning Icelandic for ages now, and was wondering if anybody fluent in the language has attempted to construct a language course. Duolingo is my only hope to learn the language because there aren't really any resources that teach Icelandic on the internet. I hope I'm not alone on this one.

July 12, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/het_aapje

Every language is a possibility :)

Until the course is created, here are some good resources:

Gangi þér vel! :D

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/InsertUsername.

Takk! :D

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/galletarodeanda

As far as I know no language is automatically dismissed. So like het_aapje says every language has a possibility :D. But there are different and above all many criteria for each language before it can be added to the incubator. So, it can take a pretty long time or a super long time till this will happen someday.

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

This costs real money, but it can apparently get you all the way to C1.

http://icelandiconline.is/index.html

As for free courses, I couldn't really come up with anything.

Be warned- I've spent 6 months on it, and it's one of the toughest languages I've ever tried to learn.

There are four cases- as in German -but two classes of noun, so it feels like 8 cases. The nouns also decline fully, unlike German. There are 36 personal pronouns, 60 forms of personal and demonstrative pronoun, and adjectives decline as in German.

Verbs may also alter the case of following nouns in Icelandic depending on mood. In fact, verbs in Icelandic are probably the most mindbending aspect for me.

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/InsertUsername.

I have been leaning away from Icelandic because of its difficulty. I have used several resources, but Duolingo makes learning German so much more intuitive than in a classroom. That's why I really do need Icelandic on Duo to have any hope of learning it effectively, since it is so difficult as you say.

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamMcMurdo

I believe I have seen discussion board posts from a few people stating they would be interested in contributing to an Icelandic course. Should Duolingo ever decide to implement one, I would certainly be interested!

Here is another resources you may find helpful in the meantime:

http://tungumalatorg.is/viltu_laera_islensku/en/

I have played around with the Memrise course a little bit and have found it to be somewhat helpful. My interest in Icelandic is mainly in conjunction with a desire to learn Old Norse; I recently purchased Jesse Byock's Viking Language series (http://www.vikingnorse.com/) to work through as a pastime on an upcoming deployment. I know that Icelandic orthography has changed quite a bit since the days of the sagas, but I am hoping the books will serve as an aid in cracking that tough Icelandic grammar. If I remember, I will let you know how things go in this pursuit :)

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/InsertUsername.

Takk Fyrir for the link!

July 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/astroruby.may

I think it would be awesome to have a Icelandic course

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/InsertUsername.

Já! Ég tala Íslensku sem modurmál!

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/astroruby.may

Icelnadic isn't your mother tongue! :D

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Woodness11

Ég vil líka ađ læra íslensku!

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Mundgeirr

I like seeing a lot of people interested in learning Icelandic. There is even an Icelander who applied here to make an Duolingo course. I'm still a begginer, but I plan to study hard this summer. Feel free to visit my duolingo post where I share ressources for Icelandic and old norse:

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8558533

July 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/InsertUsername.

Takk Fryrir! :D

July 13, 2015
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