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Aras
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 Message 25 of 53
30 March 2008 at 5:46pm | IP Logged 
I wrote them, although I personally prefer a more textbook-oriented approach.
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anders_h
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 Message 26 of 53
31 March 2008 at 7:47am | IP Logged 
For Icelandic there is enough enough teaching material (in Swedish and English) to get started. And children's books and grammars and dictionaries and newspapers and even Donald Duck (Andres Önd). For hearing it and get a good laugh go to Youtube and search "Fóstbræður". Icelandic radio and TV is at ruv.is, then go to skoli.eu if you want to pay for an online course. I do. They're good.

One can do it without special language courses. A dictionary, a language course book with a minimal grammar, a pack of pop CD's with text books, a couple of movies on DVD and some children's books will do, at least if your mother tongue is indo-european :-/

Andy H
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Iversen
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 Message 27 of 53
31 March 2008 at 5:44pm | IP Logged 
densou wrote:
For who can read Italian: http://www.giuristipernaso.it/KENNSLUB.pdf ... A copyright-free complete written book ... (nearly 700 pages :O ) I think it the best resource for written Icelandic, but only for Italian readers :(


This thread may not give os an Assimil course (which I probably wouldn't use even if it existed), but this Italian masterpiece about Icelandic will from now on be my preferred source for knowledge about the language (combined with my dictionaries, - I'm planning to order a Danish-Icelandic dictionary dictionary directly from Reykjavik because it would cost more to order it through a Danish bookstore)
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hokusai77
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 Message 28 of 53
03 April 2008 at 3:51am | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
densou wrote:
For who can read Italian: http://www.giuristipernaso.it/KENNSLUB.pdf ... A copyright-free complete written book ... (nearly 700 pages :O ) I think it the best resource for written Icelandic, but only for Italian readers :(


This thread may not give os an Assimil course (which I probably wouldn't use even if it existed), but this Italian masterpiece about Icelandic will from now on be my preferred source for knowledge about the language (combined with my dictionaries, - I'm planning to order a Danish-Icelandic dictionary dictionary directly from Reykjavik because it would cost more to order it through a Danish bookstore)


Yes, it is really a great book, I have downloaded it too.
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zerothinking
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 Message 29 of 53
16 April 2008 at 7:54am | IP Logged 
I sent an Email, for what it's worth... I don't know if they will make one in the future but I strongly believe they will. In the next 10 to 20 years at least... But I'll probably have already started learning by then and already have a good understanding...
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tricoteuse
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 Message 30 of 53
16 April 2008 at 8:13am | IP Logged 
Iversen wrote:
This thread may not give os an Assimil course (which I probably wouldn't use even if it existed), but this Italian masterpiece about Icelandic will from now on be my preferred source for knowledge about the language (combined with my dictionaries, - I'm planning to order a Danish-Icelandic dictionary dictionary directly from Reykjavik because it would cost more to order it through a Danish bookstore)


I'm also on the hunt for a dictionary, but the Norwegian-Icelandic one (or the Swedish-Icelandic for that matter) is well... expensive beyond expensive ;) Wherefrom will you order yours? Danish-Icelandic is just fine for me.
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zerothinking
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 Message 31 of 53
13 June 2008 at 12:29am | IP Logged 
well that's great, if you speak fluent Italian ;)
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awake
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 Message 32 of 53
13 June 2008 at 1:27am | IP Logged 
There apparently was a linguaphone icelandic course available until recently. The method is essentially the same as
used by assimil.   You might be able to find it online or on ebay if you keep looking. :)


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