The fact of the matter is that no normal person can actually repeat the "word" above after me. Few people south of the arctic circle could manage to utter this gobblygook "word" coherently even once, let alone three times. Let's lay it on the line, my friends: our eyes glazed over as soon as they clapped on that first double consonant, didn't they? Not to worry, though: Your Trusty Scribbler is always here to help. It's my little gift to mankind.
I am not one to point out the failings of others, so I will simply mention what everyone already knows, and leave it at that: with a language like this, it is no wonder that Iceland is rather thinly represented in most international news cycles! Eyjafjallajokull has been burping up ash for
No doubt, Those in the Know flicked one glance at that incomprehesible jumble of letters above and knew, rightly, that Yours Truly would soon sweep away the curtain of confusion and explain it all.
Here you go: a complete breakdown of the word:
Eyjafjallajokull : " thát / vol/CÂN/ô / ín / Îce/lánd¿ ".
Now everyone can discuss the chaos in Europe intelligently. No need to thank me. Happy to help.