Arnaldur Indriðason, Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, and Vera Illugadóttir.

Arnaldur Indriðason Receives Icelandic Language Award

News Tagged with “Icelandic Language”
Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir and Tim Cook, CEO of Apple.

Icelandic Education Minister Asks Apple for Help

23 Sep 2021 Icelandic Minister of Education Lilja Alfreðsdóttir has sent a letter to Tim Cook, CEO of Apple Inc., asking him for help in preserving the Icelandic language.

Almost all the signs are in English.

Icelandic Losing Ground in Tourism Industry

23 Jun 2021 “When Icelanders traveled around their own country in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they frequently received quality service in English.”

Minister of Education Lilja Dögg Alfreðsdóttir.

‘Unacceptable’ for Disney+ not to Make Icelandic Accessible

2 Feb 2021 The Walt Disney Company does not offer Icelandic subtitles or Icelandic dubbing on the company’s streaming service Disney+.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson and First Lady Eliza Reid attended the opening of the reading contest.

Software for the Survival of Icelandic

19 Jan 2021 Voice samples from Icelandic youth will be collected during the annual Grade School Reading Contest, which opened yesterday at Fellaskóli grade school in Reykjavík.

The Fellahverfi neighborhood is multi-cultural.

Icelandic Is Essential to Getting Access to Society

14 Jan 2021 “Having good command of Icelandic is the key to access to society and a prerequisite for people’s wishes and dreams coming true.”

Ljóni Poisson.

‘The Language of My Life’ Is Icelandic

24 Dec 2020 In Iceland, Étienne Léon Poisson, born in Québec, Canada, goes by the name Ljóni.

Hrefna Haraldsdóttir.

More Reading Reported on Day of Icelandic Language

16 Nov 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our social activities, so it may come as no surprise that during these times, Icelanders have increasingly turned toward books, many of which provide us with the company of fictional characters.

Minister of Justice Áslaug Arna Sigurbjörnsdóttir.

Will Icelandic Naming Committee Be Abolished?

14 Oct 2020 Iceland has long been known for its Naming Committee.

Major Minus that Disney Plus Doesn’t Speak Icelandic

7 Oct 2020 The streaming service Disney+ entered the Icelandic market this fall.

Bleak Outlook for Icelandic in Outlook

29 May 2020 Microsoft has announced that it will no longer offer an Icelandic version of the Outlook app for iOS devices (iPhone and iPad) at the end of June.

Education Minister Lilja Alfreðsdóttir, right, looks at an old manuscript at the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, guided by the institute's director, Guðrún Nordal.

Iceland to Request Manuscripts from Denmark

29 Aug 2019 The Icelandic government is interested in reclaiming Old Icelandic manuscripts from Denmark.

Rude in Translation

29 Jul 2019 Do you find us, Icelanders, rude?

Engineer Stefán Geir Árnason, brandishing the key ring whose name is the longest word in Icelandic.

Meet the longest word in Icelandic

15 Oct 2018 The longest word in Icelandic is Vaðlaheiðarvegavinnuverkfærageymsluskúrslyklakippuhringurinn. It's a composed word and means the key ring to the tool work shed in the road works of Vaðlaheiði.

Jóhannes B.Sigtryggsson, language professor explains the Icelandic word for computer which is derived from an ancient word for oracle.

Iceland's digital "extinction" - video

7 Sep 2018 News outlet Quartz News have made a report on the dangers posed to the Icelandic language in a digital age.

Lilja Alfreðsdóttir surrounded by Icelandic children at the launch of the latest version of Icelandic Online.

Free Icelandic lessons online

22 May 2018 Icelandic Online is an Icelandic course which has proved extremely useful to students of Icelandic all around the world.


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