Icelandic 101

au
Like "ur" in "fur" (do not prononce the r) followed by "ee" in "see" but with no intervening "r" - "u(r)-ee", similar to "oy" in "boy".

ei, ey
Like "ay" in "say".

gi, gj
Like "gy" in "drag-you" at word start; like "y" in "yes" in word middle or at word end.

hv
Like "kv" in "lock vent".

kk
Like "chk" in Scottish "Loch Carron".

ll
Like "tl" in "settle". Similar to Welsh "ll" (double L) but more aspirated (has more air to it).

ng
Like "nk" in "thinker", not "ng" in "finger".

nn
Like "dn" in "hard-nosed" when after "á", "é", "í", "ó", "ú", "ý", "æ", "au", "ei", or "ey"; or like "nn" in "tunnel" after "a", "e", "i", "o", "u", "y" or "ö".

pp
Like "h" and "p" fused together, similar to "hop" without the "o".

rl
Like "dl" in "riddle" similar in form to Welsh "ll" (double L) but said harder.

rn
Like "dn" in "hard-nosed" when after "á", "é", "í", "ó", "ú", "ý", "æ", "au", "ei", or "ey".

tt
Like "h" and "t" fused together, similar to "hut" without the "u".

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