Icelandic OCR

Icelandic Language

The Icelandic language is spoken by the people of Iceland. It is an Indo-European language, Germanic language and North Germanic language. The Icelandic language has a lot of loanwords from Old Norse, which was spoken in Scandinavia during the Viking ages, and it also has some loanwords from English. The Icelandic alphabet (rómverska or Latin alphabet) has 32 letters (16 vowels and 16 consonants), like the English alphabet. The Icelandic alphabet is used to write all of the Nordic languages: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic. The Icelandic alphabet was invented in 12th century by an Icelander named Ari the Wise.