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Old November 9th, 2007, 06:15 PM   #21
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Wow what a beautiful place.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 06:21 PM   #22
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Einbreid Bru. Even without the image it's well understandable. Does the icelandic language look a bit like scandinavic languages like norwegian or danish?
Sth's for sure: letter "Đ" is also part of the Croatian, Serbian and Bosnian alphabet. But in these languages it's pronounced as "dzh" or as the second "g" in "gorgeous", whereas in Icelandic I think it's pronounced as "the", but I'm not sure.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 06:57 PM   #23
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Swedish or Danish looks a lot easier to understand to me then Icelandic.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #24
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in Icelandic I think it's pronounced as "the", but I'm not sure.
You're right! Reykjavik University maintains an excellent site where you can actually learn Icelandic, I checked it out a few years ago so I know a bit about the language.
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Old November 9th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #25
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I first got acquainted with the Icelandic Đ when I got my first mobile 8 years ago. I still remember RAFHLAĐA means battery, but I've forgotten what SKILABOĐ means. (message maybe?)
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Old November 10th, 2007, 09:38 AM   #26
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What a lovely country! Makes me so jelous! I hope I can visit one day
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Old November 10th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #27
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I would like to see photos of Reykjavik highways
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Old November 10th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #28
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Some Panoramio, Reykjavik:









There are quite a lot of 2x2 lane highways and grade-separated junctions.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #29
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The roads look very bad.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #30
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The roads look very bad.
Please add some arguments why the roads look bad, and why you think they are in a bad condition.

This just looks offensive, as usual.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #31
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Please add some arguments why the roads look bad, and why you think they are in a bad condition.

This just looks offensive, as usual.
ecause just lok at the pics you´ve posted, the roads don´t even have left and right orderlines but silly strokes, any twolamed road except a few verv very old ones in bulgaria have that, these are basic things a road should have, the roads there look really dangerous, they are indeet rural ut that doesn´t mean the road should look like rural also, the raods should look save.
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ecause just lok at the pics you´ve posted, the roads don´t even have left and right orderlines but silly strokes, any twolamed road except a few verv very old ones in bulgaria have that, these are basic things a road should have, the roads there look really dangerous, they are indeet rural ut that doesn´t mean the road should look like rural also, the raods should look save.
Actually, the roads look pretty good to me. Bear in mind that Iceland is a country with a very small population, and it's an island, so they don't have a need for huge, super-complicated expressways.

Looks like a great country...always wanted to visit actually and I've heard that Icelandic women are hot!
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Old November 10th, 2007, 06:53 PM   #33
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ecause just lok at the pics you´ve posted, the roads don´t even have left and right orderlines but silly strokes, any twolamed road except a few verv very old ones in bulgaria have that, these are basic things a road should have, the roads there look really dangerous, they are indeet rural ut that doesn´t mean the road should look like rural also, the raods should look save.
In BULGARIA (!) everything is painted in gold,,, everyone knows that I m positively suprised over those Reykavik photos. And I think all photos in this thread looks great. Did not know Iceland was so beautiful, and I would love to visit it some day!
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:07 PM   #34
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The pavement also has to endure the bitter cold winters there. It would be too expensive to keep it all in perfect condition, I think.
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Actually, roads in this thread have so far been perfect.
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:36 PM   #36
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Oh god, here we go...
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:50 PM   #37
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The pavement also has to endure the bitter cold winters there. It would be too expensive to keep it all in perfect condition, I think.
Surprisingly, the winters aren't as cold as we would expect them to be. Snowfall is just as common as in New York City. That's because the Gulf Stream warms up the coast. The inland is another story, though.

The roads are very much OK by me, especially considering the country only has some 300.000 inhabitants. The white stripes by the edge of some roads are absent as Radi noted, but it seems even remote unpaved roads have these yellow reflecting sticks on the side.
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313.000 of which 195.000 live in the Reykjavik urban area. Other population centers are smaller as 17.000 inhabitants.
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ecause just lok at the pics you´ve posted, the roads don´t even have left and right orderlines but silly strokes, any twolamed road except a few verv very old ones in bulgaria have that, these are basic things a road should have, the roads there look really dangerous, they are indeet rural ut that doesn´t mean the road should look like rural also, the raods should look save.
Relative to its size, population and climate, Iceland has very good roads.

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Einbreid Bru. Even without the image it's well understandable. Does the icelandic language look a bit like scandinavic languages like norwegian or danish?
Icelandic is pretty different from the other North Germanic languages. It's basically Old Norse continued in isolation, while the other languages have had a lot of influence from other continental languages.

ð (capital Ð) is pronounced th as in "the", þ is pronounced like th in "thanks".
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