After it was decided that Doddi and I was moving to Iceland I did what most foreigners do, I decided to really learn Icelandic. Since I wasn’t in Iceland yet I decided to do this on the internet. In the beginning (before Doddi left) I was really good at it, and practiced at lot. Then he moved and I just started doing less and less. Now I haven’t done anything for weeks. So when I come I’m still not going to be able to speak to anyone, apart from in English of course. All I can do now is hope that I’m a natural talent and will learn Icelandic in just a few weeks 😉
When I moved to Denmark in 2006, I thought that it wouldn’t be a problem for me to at least understand Danish. But it was a lot harder than I thought and it did take me two months or so to really get it all. Speaking it didn’t take much longer. I still have a little accent, but nothing bad. The way I learned Danish was by listen to Danish music. Have tried to do the same with Icelandic, have listen to a lot of Icelandic music. But for some reason it hasn’t really helped. I don’t understand more in the songs now than when I started listening to them… So think I need to come up with some other method to learn Icelandic fast. Any ideas?