Republic of Iceland

Iceland, check [30]

Talk The official language of Iceland is Icelandic ( íslenska ), which remains very similar to, although not quite the same as 13th-century Norse . Icelandic writing uses the Latin alphabet, but with two characters long ago lost from English: eth ( Ð, ð ), pronounced like the voiced th of "them", and thorn ( Þ, þ ), pronounced like the unvoiced th of "thick". Materials in English often substitute "dh" and "th" respectively, so eg. Fjörður is written Fjordhur and þingvellir is written Thingvellir . Loanwords are shunned, and new words are regularly made for concepts like computers, known as tölva

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