Icelandic: Grammar, Text and Glossary
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Icelandic: Grammar, Text and Glossary

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This classic book on the Icelandic language was written to aid the military, the businessman, the traveler, or any foreign resident in Iceland. Originally published in 1945, the grammar gives reliable information on pronunciation, inflexions, and syntax of the language. The texts are partly grammatical exercises for the beginner, partly colloquial dialogues, or description...more
Paperback, 502 pages
Published December 31st 2000 by Johns Hopkins University Press (first published 1945)
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William Herschel
Jun 07, 2010 William Herschel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Intermediate+ Icelandic
Shelves: own, iceland, nonfiction
I have been going through this book again and therefore feel obligated to type up something decent about it.

This book is very, very comprehensive. There are very few things I can not find an answer to in this book. The book goes into the utmost detail on everything there is to know about Icelandic and has therefore been very useful to me. I love looking through it and then walking away with knowledge of something I was previously confused with.

The book also features exercises, æfingar. Each less...more
Filled with nothing but, as far as I can tell, the whole constitute of the Icelandic language grammar. Supplied with relevant Icelandic text at the back, this is a great reference. [return][return]The only improvements I could seek would be English translations of the Icelandic text, but to be fair, an inclusion of those translations would be out of place for the demographics this book is suited for.
David Rutland
out of date, but good reference grammar
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