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Icelandic (and Faroese) resources

Postby Soffía » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:35 pm

My small holiday gift to the forum, which is such an amazing resource for all of us...

Online courses
Alaric Hall's MP3 course for beginners http://www.alarichall.org.uk/teaching/modern_icelandic.php
Icelandic Online http://icelandiconline.is/index.html
Viltu læra íslensku http://tungumalatorg.is/viltu_laera_islensku (Videos also on Vimeo, here's the first: https://vimeo.com/12457767)
Íslenska fyrir alla http://tungumalatorg.is/ifa/
Hitt og þetta https://www.mms.is/namsefni/hitt-og-thetta-pdf (Textbook and audio designed for children learning Icelandic as a foreign language)

Reference
Íslensk-ensk orðabók http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/IcelOnline/Search.TEId.html (Icelandic-English dictionary)
Orðabók http://www.ordabok.is (Icelandic-English and Icelandic-Danish dictionaries, paid but worth it)
Beygingarlýsing íslensks nútímamáls http://bin.arnastofnun.is (Dictionary of inflections)
Sagnavefur https://notendur.hi.is/gt/sagnavefur/sagnavefur.htm (Most common Icelandic verbs)
Litli Málfræðingurinn http://tungumalatorg.is/ifu/files/2011/08/Litli-málfræðingurinn-%C3%AD-heild1.pdf (A little handbook of Icelandic grammar)
Corso di Islandese Moderno http://www.islanda.it/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/corsoislandeseKENNSLUB.pdf (In Italian. Extremely thorough.)

Listening
Útvarp Saga http://utvarpsaga.is (Icelandic talk radio - to listen, click on "Í beinni")
HLAÐVARPIÐ Á RÚV http://www.ruv.is/hladvarp (All of the podcasts from the national broadcaster - you will not run out)

Watching
RÚV http://www.ruv.is/sarpurinn
N4 https://www.n4.is/is/n4-i-beinni

News sites
RÚV http://www.ruv.is
Vísir http://www.visir.is
DV http://www.dv.is

Things to read online
blog.is https://www.blog.is/forsida/ (An Icelandic blogging site)
Vísindavefurinn https://www.visindavefur.is (Questions and answers about science)
Netútgáfan https://www.snerpa.is/net/index.html (Collection of out-of-copyright literature, including the Bible and sagas)
Jónas Hallgrímsson: Selected Poetry and Prose http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Jonas/Jonas.html (With poems read aloud and in English translation)
Skemman https://skemman.is (Every thesis and dissertation published in Iceland)
Lifandi Vísindi http://www.visindi.is

Where to order books
Forlagið https://www.forlagid.is/how-to-shop-here/ (Biggest Icelandic publisher - you'll save money if you can order from them direct - and they also have most of their catalogue on Amazon US as ebooks)
Eymundsson https://www.penninn.is/is/baekur-og-timarit
Bóksala Stúdenta https://www.boksala.is/?la=en
(If you are in the UK, Foyle's has a small selection of Icelandic books in stock and will also order for you. But their supplier is Bóksala Stúdenta, or so I was told a year ago, so arguably you might as well cut out the middleman.)
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Re: Icelandic resources

Postby Soffía » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:43 pm

And a little appendix for Faroese...

Faroese Online https://faroeseonline.com (Free course)
Kringvarp Føroya http://kvf.fo (National broadcaster)
Sprotin http://sprotin.fo (Faroese dictionary with English, Danish, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian)
Faroese: A Language Course for Beginners http://www.stidin.fo/FaroeseCourse/default.htm (audio from the course)
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Re: Icelandic (and Faroese) resources

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Re: Icelandic (and Faroese) resources

Postby Neurotip » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:15 pm

Takk fyrir! I'm still pre-A1 in Icelandic but working hard on it. You've covered most of the resources I've found and then some, but I have a couple more to offer...

Online courses
just to note that some helpful person has collated the (awesome) Viltu læra íslensku videos on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAv2jNSgBcE&list=PLq5-Y9TskeAsWFxI3EL6ef7e8lfbJb042 and there is a full transcript of all the videos at http://tungumalatorg.is/viltu_laera_islensku/en/files/2010/08/VLI-isl-texti-1-211.pdf

Reference
Syntax of Icelandic (Cambridge) http://web.mit.edu/foley/Iceland/Thrainsson2007_syntaxIcelandic.pdf

Things to read online
Parallel texts http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/IcelOnline/Browse.html
reddit Learn Icelandic https://www.reddit.com/r/learnIcelandic/
a couple of blogs in English about learning Icelandic: http://everydayicelandic.tumblr.com/, https://blogs.transparent.com/icelandic/
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Re: Icelandic (and Faroese) resources

Postby eido » Wed Apr 25, 2018 12:13 am

I was looking through threads on Reddit and a user (@thecanceristhechemo to be specific) linked the below site for math terms, for when you want to teach your kid algebra or teach a calculus class at an Icelandic university ;) Just plug in the English term, and it spits back out the Icelandic one.

http://xn--st-2ia.is/os
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Re: Icelandic (and Faroese) resources

Postby Neurotip » Sun Jul 01, 2018 6:21 pm

Icelandic Etymological Dictionary by Ásgeir Blöndal Magnússon
Free download (albeit 2.6GB). I haven't explored it fully but it looks wonderful. On the other hand it is in Icelandic :o
http://askrsvarte.org/eu/blog/icelandic ... y_download
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Re: Icelandic (and Faroese) resources

Postby eido » Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:37 pm

I'm not sure what you're supposed to use these for but I found these: https://vefir.nams.is/kaera_dagbok/index.htm, https://vefir.nams.is/kaera_dagbok/index_2.htm, https://vefir.nams.is/kaera_dagbok/index_3.html

They appear to be books full of activities for children learning Icelandic. Not very comprehensive, but you might be able to have fun with them.
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