warm and affectionate mother tongueYlhýra is a collection of Icelandic texts where translations are shown for each word and sentence, allowing you to read with ease.
Today it's been raining for hours.todayÍ dag hashefur rainedrignt for hoursklukkustundum saman. Large puddles cover the streets and the earth is soaked with water.largeStórir puddlespollar coverþekja streetsgöturnar andog the earth, the dirtmoldin is soakedis soakedgegnsósa ofaf watervatni. Because of the disaster, the earthworms are forced to flee their homes.disastersdisastersHamfaranna because ofvegna become forced toneyðast the earthwormsánamaðkarnir totil to escape, to fleeað flýja homeheimili theirsín. A long and ard harsh journey is what comes next.að taka viðto be up next, to come after that“to take to”next comes, after that comesVið tekur longlangt andog harsh, arduousstrangt journeyferðalag. Most of them drown on the way, but some of them are able to get all the way up to the surface.MostFlestir drowndrukkna oná the wayleiðinni anden someeinhverjir are able to getkomast allalla wayleið up onupp á the surfaceyfirborðið.
From Ánamaðkar by Magnús Jochum