Need Help from an Icelander Translating a Word


#1

Can someone (fluent in icelandic) please help me translate a few words? I have looked it up in Google Translate but I am not 100% certain that it is correct. The word I want translated in English is “Icelandic Tolt”. Tolt is a special gait of the icelandic horse. “Islensku Tolt” is what I think the translation should be, but I have also seen “Islensk”, “Islenska”, “Islenskar” also being the word for “Islandic”. I don’t know if the translation depends on the word the adjective is describing. Any thoughts?


#2

Hi Rob,

Íslenska Töltið is how you would say it correctly although people in Iceland wouldn’t call it the Icelandic tölt in Icelandic because everyone understands what tölt is & that it is special to the Icelandic horse so there’s no need to specify.

Words in Icelandic differ greatly depending on a large range of factors, our grammar is notoriously difficult!