Might there be...Icelandic?

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Hi all.

For my third book, HAMMERED, there's some Icelandic stuff in there, mostly place names. I'm putting together a pronunciation guide now and I could use the help if you know where to direct me, or if you know a native speaker, great! Thanks.
 

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Hi all.

For my third book, HAMMERED, there's some Icelandic stuff in there, mostly place names. I'm putting together a pronunciation guide now and I could use the help if you know where to direct me, or if you know a native speaker, great! Thanks.
I'm pretty sure there's an Icelander on the board -- but I can't remember his name. Efleson? something in that area.

Ah, efreysson

He's a fantasy writer, so I'm sure he'd be glad to help.
 

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I lived there for two years, but I can't help as I only speak a few words. It is a tough language, as least in my opinion. I know many Icelanders, but none who are writers except for the blogger I already gave you.
 

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One of my friends is actually Icelandid. He lives in the capital. I could ask him if he'd be willing. :)
 

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I'm pretty sure there's an Icelander on the board -- but I can't remember his name. Efleson? something in that area.

Ah, efreysson

He's a fantasy writer, so I'm sure he'd be glad to help.

I am indeed Icelandic. Go ahead and drop me a line.
 

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A little off topic, but why are people from Iceland called "Icelandic"? and not "an Icelander"? Would that mean that a person from Greenland is a "Greenlandic"? What happened to England? How did they become "Brits"?

Curious....
 

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In Germanic nations, many use their tribe name to describe their language. The Anglo-Saxons speak English, Swedes speak Swedish, Danes speak Danish and the (Platts)Deutsch speak Dutch. Icelandic gets its name from the geographic location, not the people who lived there. The people who formed their language for a while did not consider themselves too different from the Norse.
 

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