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(MBL.is)   To avoid another Eyjafjallajökull disaster, here's a clear and simple guide for pronouncing Bárðarbunga   (mbl.is) divider line 45
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2014-08-19 10:26:34 AM  
I was under the impression that it's pronounced θrot- wɔrblər mængrov...
 
2014-08-19 11:03:05 AM  
Sorry, I don't understand moonspeak.
 
2014-08-19 11:04:46 AM  
Bunga Bunga
 
2014-08-19 11:05:17 AM  
Death... by Bárðarbunga!
 
2014-08-19 11:05:38 AM  
Or we could just call it "the volcano".
 
2014-08-19 11:06:22 AM  
Heädline øf the yër?
 
2014-08-19 11:06:30 AM  
Eyjafjallajökull

static.guim.co.uk
"A volcano outta Iceland..."

/ 'Ello, guv'nor!
 
2014-08-19 11:06:36 AM  

Paris1127: I was under the impression that it's pronounced θrot- wɔrblər mængrov...


nice

static.betazeta.com
 
2014-08-19 11:08:22 AM  
"So be it! You have chosen death...

...by Bárðarbunga!"
 
2014-08-19 11:08:26 AM  
Bárðarbunga, kinda like "Borrow da' boonga"?

Thanks, Subby! That WAS helpful. :D
 
2014-08-19 11:09:06 AM  

The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves: Death... by Bárðarbunga!


*shakes fist*
 
2014-08-19 11:09:48 AM  
Barabajagal
 
2014-08-19 11:11:02 AM  
static.guim.co.uk

Is so there.
 
2014-08-19 11:11:36 AM  
Stubby you don't know there is more ridiculously long named American town.
 
2014-08-19 11:12:11 AM  
Easy for you to say
 
2014-08-19 11:13:19 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2014-08-19 11:13:41 AM  
Why would learning to pronounce its name help us avoid another disaster? Do we have to pray out loud to the spirit of the mountain to temper its wrath or something?
 
2014-08-19 11:15:50 AM  
við öll deyja
 
2014-08-19 11:16:56 AM  

Arkanaut: Why would learning to pronounce its name help us avoid another disaster? Do we have to pray out loud to the spirit of the mountain to temper its wrath or something?


Hey, just be prepared when it happens...

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2014-08-19 11:18:13 AM  
So ð is 'th'.

Bar - thar - bunka.
 
2014-08-19 11:21:01 AM  

blatz514: við öll deyja


Við deyjum öll.

FTFY.

Þið munið öll deyja. Þið munið stikna, þið munið brenna.
 
2014-08-19 11:22:34 AM  

SlothB77: So ð is 'th'.

Bar - thar - bunka.


yep
 
2014-08-19 11:26:35 AM  

SlothB77: So ð is 'th'.

Bar - thar - bunka.


makeameme.org
 
2014-08-19 11:27:23 AM  

Halli: blatz514: við öll deyja

Við deyjum öll.

FTFY.

Þið munið öll deyja. Þið munið stikna, þið munið brenna.



Better take that back.
blueprintprep.com
He heard what you said about his mother.
 
2014-08-19 11:28:02 AM  

SlothB77: So ð is 'th'.

Bar - thar - bunka.


It's a letter called "eth" or "edh".  Used to be part of Old English.  Icelandic still uses it.
 
2014-08-19 11:32:35 AM  
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2014-08-19 11:41:15 AM  
The only hard part about pronouncing Eyjafjallajökull is the "ll" sound, which is kind of a click at the back of the tongue.
 
2014-08-19 11:48:39 AM  
We've had something called Islendingadagurinn hereabouts for well over a century, and people still have trouble pronouncing it.
 
2014-08-19 12:15:05 PM  
Anyone have the hooked on phonics version? It's too much hassle to click a video just for that.
 
2014-08-19 12:21:37 PM  
Gesundheit
 
2014-08-19 12:25:00 PM  
"That is not how you spell cowabunga, dude."

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-19 12:31:06 PM  
Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg frowns at your shenanigans.
 
2014-08-19 12:48:21 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: SlothB77: So ð is 'th'.

Bar - thar - bunka.

It's a letter called "eth" or "edh".  Used to be part of Old English.  Icelandic still uses it.


But I also heard the 'd' in a separate syllable, like...bar dar thar bunka
 
2014-08-19 12:52:29 PM  

ChipNASA: Bunga Bunga


Unga bunga BINGA bunga!
 
2014-08-19 01:03:47 PM  

SlothB77: So ð is 'th'.

Bar - thar - bunka.


I'm hearing o-d: baro-dthar-bung-ka.

/One of the professors is big on Iceland
//He tosses the words around like nothing.
 
2014-08-19 01:03:52 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

Unimpressed (with "english" pronunciation)
 
2014-08-19 01:05:34 PM  

SlothB77: So ð is 'th'.


More specifically, a "th" sound that's voiced, like in English "there" or "that" or "other", not like in "throw" or "nothing". Icelandic also has the thorn (Þ), which is a voiceless "th".

Easy phonetics protip, because some people have trouble with this: Touch your throat while saying a word. If your throat vibrates when you say the "th", it's voiced. If not, it's not. :)
 
2014-08-19 01:14:56 PM  

Donnchadha: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x573]

Unimpressed (with "english" pronunciation)


Donnchadha: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x573]

Unimpressed (with "english" pronunciation)


assets.sbnation.com
Approves?
 
2014-08-19 01:17:44 PM  

gamempire: Sorry, I don't understand moonspeak.


Really? That's too bad.
img.fark.net
 
2014-08-19 01:21:33 PM  
I thought butt-dialing was invented after the Nordic languages evolved, but I'm not so sure now.
 
2014-08-19 01:52:07 PM  
I sped that up 3x, and now it sounds like an angry elf having an orgasm.
 
2014-08-19 07:36:39 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: SlothB77: So ð is 'th'.

Bar - thar - bunka.

It's a letter called "eth" or "edh".  Used to be part of Old English.  Icelandic still uses it.


also the letter á is pronounced almost like ow or au: it's a as in bat and o is in no. "a-oh"
 
2014-08-20 01:30:11 AM  
I have enough trouble pronouncing Finnish, and that language only adds "ä" and "ö" (not counting "å" for Swedish loanwords) .. how the hell am I going to keep track of Icelandic with "ð" "þ" and "æ" along with a different version of "ö"?

:-P
 
2014-08-20 01:47:51 AM  

cynicalMFer: I have enough trouble pronouncing Finnish, and that language only adds "ä" and "ö" (not counting "å" for Swedish loanwords) .. how the hell am I going to keep track of Icelandic with "ð" "þ" and "æ" along with a different version of "ö"?


I knð þrð, it's insæn.
 
2014-08-20 12:01:36 PM  

cynicalMFer: how the hell am I going to keep track of Icelandic with "ð" "þ" and "æ" along with a different version of "ö"?

:-P


It's really not too hard if you practice a little! As a bonus, you get up close and personal with letters that our Old English forebears used (as Pants full of macaroni!! [Esq.] astutely noted).

Deddude9988: also the letter á is pronounced almost like ow or au: it's a as in bat and o is in no. "a-oh"


I still like saying "já". It's one of the more fun foreign words for "yes". :D
 
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