Icelandic is the only Nordic target language for which we do not have in-house capacity. It’s the latest language we have added to our portfolio, and we currently rely on external partners to provide Icelandic translation services to us. English is by far the most common source language, but others are supported too, albeit with limited capacity. See language combinations below. In 2013 we translated just under half a million words into Icelandic.
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See also the Wikipedia page on the Icelandic language.
Icelandic is one of the Nordic languages and belongs to the West Scandinavian branch of the Germanic languages, which form part of the Indo-European languages. It is the primary language of the vast majority of the Icelandic population (97%), some 320,000 people.
Icelandic uses the Latin alphabet and the Icelandic alphabet consists of the following 32 letters:
A Á B D Ð E É F G H I Í J K L M N O Ó P R S T U Ú V X Y Ý Þ Æ Ö
The accent marks over the vowels signify neither stress nor length as in many other languages; instead, the accented vowels stand for different phonemes than their unaccented counterparts.
The closest relatives of Icelandic are the Nordic languages Faroese, Norwegian, Danish and Swedish, but Icelandic has retained more of the inflection of its ancestor, Old Icelandic or Old Norse.