February 27, 2024

Unique Language Needs Protection

Today is the day of the Icelandic language and is held annually on the birthday of one of the most beloved poets in Iceland.

The poet Jonas Hallgrimsson died in 1845 only 38 years old, but left behind poetry and ideology that has lived with the nation since.

Today is reminiscent of the Icelandic language which is unique and has changed little over the centuries. For example, instead of using English new words, Icelanders invent new Icelandic words.

It is also worth mentioning that a very interesting project is in the process of collecting voice samples to help computers learn Icelandic. This is very important in order to protect the unique language for the future.