Slow down boys…
Okay, I’ve been playing along and having fun, but . . . How in the hell do you wrap your lips around a consonant cluster like “þv”? (Not to mention the front-rounded vowel that follows, which I assume is a given for non-English speakers.) Even if I assume that Icelandic v is closer to English W than English F, that’s still just a crazy consonant jumble for a nominally Germanic language.
(And happy holidays to you and yours, for what it’s worth.)
Icelandic is phonetic – Þ is the hard eth sound, as opposed to the mid-word soft eth that is the Ð
v is as in english, except icelandic does not distinguish v and w
the ö is a long vowel (bit like an uh but not quite)
the rest is as it is, but short vowels, except for the ei which is a single long vowel, like the Canadian eh
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