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new Sigur Rós pronunciations

4th Jun 08 (Wed) Leave a comment Go to comments

Icelandic for Beginners, Tape 1

These foreign language help mp3s are originally from their MySpace page…

How to pronounce Sigur Rós’ new album name: CLICK HERE (small mp3, 140k)

Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
English: With a buzz in our ears we play endlessly

How to pronounce the album’s track names: CLICK HERE (small mp3, 279k)

1. Gobbledigook 7. Ára bátur
2. Inní mér syngur vitleysingur 8. Illgresi
3. Góðan daginn 9. Fljótavík
4. Við spilum endalaust 10. Straumnes
5. Festival 11. All Alright
6. Suð í eyrum

~Dan – np: Bar Kokhba SextetMasada Book Two: Lucifer

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  1. 5th Jun 08 (Thu) at 6:41 pm

    I bought the definitive work on learning Icelandic as a second language and I could never get to the cute stories in Chapter 4 about Jorg and Juli because I couldn’t get the hang of the phonemes.

    I must have absorbed some of it because my guesses were close, but the thing that fucks me up is the consonants that change their pronounciation (like k or g) depending on where they occur in the word and what letters are around them.

    Maybe my problem is that I’m not listening to any Icelandic music.

  2. 5th Jun 08 (Thu) at 7:02 pm

    Well, the Icelandic music that I have (Sigur Rós, Björk, Múm, For a Minor Reflection, Mugison) is either in English or without lyrics… sigh… so, that wouldn’t help you any.

    ~Dan

  3. 5th Jun 08 (Thu) at 7:02 pm

    PS- I couldn’t tell if you really got a definitive work on Icelandic, or if you were just janking my jónsi.

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