Musician explains volcano's name

Musician explains volcano's name



and thanks very much not from me I promise you of course ever since Europe's air space was choked by the volcanic ash cloud Icelanders have been laughing at the world's faltering attempts to pronounce the name of their ice-covered crater there's actually been some debate about whether it is the name of the volcano itself apparently the word we've all been struggling to spit out refers to the glacier on top of the volcano anyway this is how it's written it's a bit of a mouthful this is how it should be pronounced we're told I have the UH pleure yo Cutler there it is that's a mouthful even when it's spelled phonetically now there's plenty of chat online about how you actually say it some have suggested the old trick of using more common words to help you remember it this one isn't quite accurate but it does help let's take a look at it either next up we've got a fit then we've got yogurt now we've got Angela Merkel I think it should be something like either Fiat yogurt Merkel I think you need to mumble the Merkel bit alright joining me now let's get some expert advice on this joining me live from London is the Icelandic singer Lisa gear studio Newman thanks very much for your time it it must be pretty amusing for the likes of you watching all these english-language newsreaders trying to spit out that word there's a lot of noises and sounds in the Icelandic language that are pretty unfamiliar to us are there yes I think that's true I mean it's a quite a strange name it's actually three words put to one a a Fiat layer yogurts which is Island mountain glacier so it's is quite a mouthful for Iceland there as well so I can understand alright obviously one of the great tricks when we're growing up is that you learn songs you learn rhymes to help you remember difficult words I understand you've written a little ditty for us to help us remember it remember this one yes especially for you a world exclusive it's called AF Yardley oh good it goes like this you AFL player cooks is a long long name for such a small place with such notorious faith and AFL player goods is calls quietest and no one can pie except the birds please stop it AFL player good that's it but that was pretty amazing I'm not sure if it's gotten is any closer to pronouncing it but it's probably kept some of those stranded travelers right around the world occupied for a couple of minutes yeah so before we go just a little tip from you if we want to spit the word out how do we do it uh yeah which means Island is the first part and then Fiat la is mountain and then you could is glacier I just question all yoghurt that right you're good yeah yeah I felt like you're good thank you very much indeed we appreciate your time and your song it's fantastic thank you

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