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Character Frequency: Icelandic (Íslenska)

Below you can see a table showing the frequencies of letters, as they occur in the Icelandic language. This list was created with the Unicode Counter, which is integrated in the WordCreator. Basis of this list were some Icelandic texts with together 1.857.253 characters (323.562 words), 1.469.704 characters were used for the counting. The texts consist of a good mix of different literary genres. Of course, if other texts were used as a basis, the result would be slightly different.

The list may only be used together with the publishing of the internet adress stefantrost.de and the prior consent of Stefan Trost (contact).

The left list is sorted according to the letters, the right list in accordance with the frequency of the letters. Accordingly, the letters A, R and I are the most common letters in the Icelandic language.

CharacterFrequency
A10,22%
Á1,45%
B1,04%
D1,90%
Ð3,96%
E7,50%
É0,49%
F2,73%
G4,29%
H2,98%
I7,53%
Í1,31%
J1,01%
K2,86%
L4,59%
M3,50%
N7,28%
O2,73%
Ö0,63%
Ó0,74%
P0,81%
R8,17%
S5,04%
T5,42%
U4,14%
Ú0,67%
V2,60%
X0,10%
Y0,97%
Ý0,18%
Æ0,74%
Þ1,56%
CharacterFrequency
A10,22%
R8,17%
I7,53%
E7,50%
N7,28%
T5,42%
S5,04%
L4,59%
G4,29%
U4,14%
Ð3,96%
M3,50%
H2,98%
K2,86%
F2,73%
O2,73%
V2,60%
D1,90%
Þ1,56%
Á1,45%
Í1,31%
B1,04%
J1,01%
Y0,97%
P0,81%
Ó0,74%
Æ0,74%
Ú0,67%
Ö0,63%
É0,49%
Ý0,18%
X0,10%
 

Usage Note

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The Icelandic Alphabet

In this table you can see all letters which are used in the Icelandic alphabet. The headers of the columns show the basic letters from the Latin Alphabet. Thereunder you can see the letters from the Latin Alphabet which can be found in the Icelandic alphabet. Under this, you can see all letters derived from the basic Latin Alphabet.

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
AB DEFGHIJKLMNOP RSTUV  X Y 
Á    É       Í           Ó         Ú   Ý 
Æ  Ð                     Ö        Þ      

The Icelandic Alphabet knows 32 characters. It consists of all basic letters from the Latin Alphabet excepting C, W, Q and Z. All vowels and Y also appear with an accents. In addition there are the letters Æ/æ (as German EI), Ð/ð (voiced and soft English TH), Þ/þ (unvoiced and hard English TH, from the Runic Alphabet) and Ö.