Monday, December 08, 2014
How to Pronounce Esjufjöll
The 2010 eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull caused major disruption to air travel across Europe. Eyjafjallajökull also caused major disruption to newsreaders around the world, who had the daily struggle of having to pronounce the volcano's name correctly.
Ragnar Heidar has now created a Leaflet.js map to teach you how to pronounce the names of Icelandic volcanoes correctly. Icelandic Volcanoes - Learn to pronounce them BEFORE they erupt is a handy map which includes a sound recording of all Iceland's volcanoes' names.
Just click on a volcano on the map and you can listen to a sound clip which teaches you how to pronounce the volcano's name correctly.