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In the north we like to be special with our alphabets. :XD:

But not too much like those Russians and Japanese and all that...


11th August 2010

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4 months ago #9447609        
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Ä Ö Ü, the german UMLAUTE!!



5 months ago #9438025        
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The Icelandic alphabet is actually:
AÁBDÐEÉFGHIÍJKLMNOÓPRSTUÚVXYÝZÞÆÖ (though the z is archaic)

The Þ is indeed pronounced like the TH in "Thunder"
While the Ð is pronounced like the TH in "This"

Tourists here tend to think the Þ is just a P... making their pronunciation of our national park Þingvellir hilarious, yet tiresome :p
Also because of the harsh way we sometimes pronounce LL... kind of a "DDL".

:p



Hakosu

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7 months ago #9421839        
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And then there's Chinese and Vietnamese and basically all Asian languages that essentially say "f**k you and your alphabet" to all European languages :D

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7 months ago #9421274        
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It's still missing three letters regardless. Yot/J, oo/U, and vay/W.

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Giraffe

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7 months ago #9419318        
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Circles and lines make letters fancy!



hajlakan

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10 months ago #9395308        
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Where is J and U?

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10 months ago #9389221        
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Hey! I spotted more mistakes! Ä Ö Ü ß. Much better xD

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Kyno50

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11 months ago #9384253        
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The funny thing is that the English alphabet originally had the letter thorn (the weird p that Iceland is saying) but we got rid of it as it wouldn't fit on our printing press as it was incredibly tall. Because the character was right next to 'y' in the alphabet it was replaced with 'y' and the sound thorn made was the 'th' sound. Which is why you see a lot of signs that say 'Ye' when in actuality they are saying 'The'

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Demonpet

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11 days ago #9484436        
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Lol we Icelanders were really proud and thought that all those letters just could not go over all of our beautiful language...we added á,ð,é,í,ó,ú,ý,æ,ö and þ and later we threw z out because it confused us :D



15 days ago #9482953        
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Poor Italy is so tired of everybody changing his alphabet.



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