Icelandic Language: Alphabet and Pronunciation

The Icelandic language is written using the Roman alphabet, which was introduced along with Christianity around the year of 1000.

Some Icelandic symbols were kept, such as the ð (called eth [ð]), þ (thorn, a deaf dental fricative [θ]) and æ (representing the diphthong [ai]).

The complete Icelandic alphabet has 32 letters. Vowels with accents are considered separate letters.

The complete alphabet is as follows:

Aaa
Ááá
Bb
Dd
Ðð
Eee
Ééé
Ffeff
Ggge
Hh
Iii
Ííí
Jjjoð
Kk
Llell
Mmemm
Nnenn
Ooo
Óóó
Pp
Rrerr
Ssess
Tt
Uuu
Úúú
Vvvaff
Xxex
Yyufsilon y
Ýýufsilon ý
Þþþorn
Æææ
Ööö

Letters that are not part of the Icelandic alphabet and its pronunciation:

Cc
Qq
Wwtvöfalt vaff
Zzseta*

*It was part of the alphabet, but was abolished in 1974.

Pronunciation

You do not learn  pronunciation by reading concepts, but by listening and repeating the words. Here is a video to help you get a little idea of ​​what the Icelandic sounds are like.

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