icelandic alphabet pronunciation

a is similar to a in father.
á like ow in down.
e like e in bed.
é like ye in yes.
i like i in hid.
o like aw in law
ó like oh.
u pronounce “i” with rounded lips.
ú like o in who.
y like i in hid.
ý like ea in heat.
æ like i in hide.
ö pronounce e (bed) with rounded lips.
ei like a in came.
ey like a in came.
au pronounce i with rounded lips.
b like english b with more breath.
d like d with more breath.
ð like th in father.
f like f in father.

g at the beginning of a word, just breathe more.
g between vowels or between a vowel and r, it has a gutteral sound.
g in the middle of a w word before t or s, it sounds like ch in loch.

h in he.
j like y in yes.

k at the beginning of a word, just a hard k.
k in the middle of a word between vowels or at the end, pronounce g with lots of breath.
k in the middle of a word before t or s, pronounce the gutteral g sound.

l like land
m like mother

n can be like n in night
or like n in sing.

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