Difference between revisions of "Icelandic language"

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'''Icelandic''' is the official language of [[Iceland]]. It is one of the most well-preserved languages in the world. The alphabet contains letters not found in the English alphabet, such as æ, ð and þ.
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'''Icelandic''' (''Islenska'') is the official language of [[Iceland]]. It is one of the most well-preserved languages in the world. The alphabet contains letters not found in the English alphabet, such as æ, ð and þ.
  
[[Category: Languages]]
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Of all the North [[Germanic languages]], Icelandic is the closest to [[Old Norse]], along with [[Faeroese language|Faeroese]]. A speaker of modern Icelandic can easily read and understand the Old Norse sagas with little diffculty.
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Revision as of 20:53, March 9, 2008

Icelandic (Islenska) is the official language of Iceland. It is one of the most well-preserved languages in the world. The alphabet contains letters not found in the English alphabet, such as æ, ð and þ.

Of all the North Germanic languages, Icelandic is the closest to Old Norse, along with Faeroese. A speaker of modern Icelandic can easily read and understand the Old Norse sagas with little diffculty.