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Relating to Iceland or its language.
- ‘On Friday, Scotland under-21s not only beat their Icelandic counterparts but secured the services of a talented prospect.’
- ‘The Icelandic language resembles Russian just enough to emit a similar impression.’
- ‘Since then Icelandic group Baugur has snapped up Big Food Group, the owner of the ironically-named Iceland supermarket chain.’
- ‘It will be difficult enough being Berti Vogts in Reykjavik next Saturday without his Icelandic counterpart making it harder.’
- ‘That's when Icelandic rap shares the bill with boozy jug music from the '70s.’
- ‘‘I've been paired with two Icelandic lads and I'm glad about that,’ said Hurst.’
- ‘Orkney's largest fishing vessel and one of the biggest in the UK fleet, Orcades Viking III, has been sold to an Icelandic company.’
- ‘Miller, Burchill and Icelandic teenager Thorarinsson are all, for now, short-term solutions, contracted until the end of the season.’
- ‘Instead it was Asian-European fusion-fare as good as anything I've eaten in London, such a tuna tataki and Icelandic lamb steaks.’
- ‘The Karluk polar expedition in 1913 was sponsored by the Canadian government and led by an Icelandic explorer called Stefansson.’
- ‘The most spectacular anti-lava effort in history occurred on the Icelandic island of Heimaey in 1973.’
- ‘New Icelandic blogger Great Auk has a pretty inspiring report of what Friedmanite economics have done for Iceland in recent years.’
- ‘Pretty soon, my Icelandic driver was a bit lost.’
- ‘Four Icelandic artists create work exploring aspects of melancholia through animation, drawing, painting, sculpture and video.’
- ‘In November a consortium of Icelandic businessmen paid £5.5million for a 66 per cent stake in the club.’
- ‘Since then, all Icelandic fisheries have switched to ITQs.’
- ‘York City's part-time goalkeeping coach, Neville Southall, wants to be boss of Icelandic side Fram Reykjavik according to reports.’
- ‘Ragged trousers and a fuzzy Icelandic sweater are his work clothes.’
- ‘The owners of a Stansted-based low-cost airline have made a ‘sterling’ move in their conquest of Icelandic air travel.’
- ‘Yes, Chig really did say it to the Icelandic beauty.’
[mass noun] The language of Iceland. A Scandinavian language, it has remained closely similar to Old Norse, due partly to the geographical isolation of Iceland and partly to a policy of avoiding loanwords.
- ‘This also uses the IPA to explain the sound system of Icelandic.’
- ‘His accent is Scottish and even his Icelandic has a Scottish accent.’
- ‘We thought the songs were good as they were, and, you know, our other titles were in Icelandic, so people didn't understand anything anyway!’
- ‘Although little has been written in other languages about food in Iceland, there is an interesting literature in Icelandic.’
- ‘Faroese is similar to Icelandic and stems from Old Norse.’
- ‘The national language is Icelandic, a northern Germanic language with some resemblance to Middle English.’
- ‘Such a requirement has also presented technical difficulties for the analysis of V2 languages like Icelandic.’
- ‘While all the people speak Icelandic, most also speak Danish and English.’
- ‘Her wavy hair fell over her shoulders, and he could hear her softly speaking to them in Icelandic.’
- ‘In our version, the Danes will be speaking English, and Grendel will be speaking Icelandic.’
- ‘The majority of the funeral was held in Icelandic, but a few hymns, such as Amazing Grace, were performed in English.’
- ‘Did I ever mention that I spent years in my early teens struggling with learning Icelandic and Norwegian?’
- ‘It's a place that might have more bloggers per capita than Ireland - Icelandic is a popular blogging language.’
- ‘It's performed in English with some Icelandic, and a trapeze and diving boards.’
- ‘They go at the drinking and lust in an elegantly unselfconscious manner and there is no Icelandic word for ‘excuse me’.’
- ‘For the first time the book is available in English, translated from the Icelandic by Magnus Magnusson.’
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