Buried In Snow
07 Thursday Mar 2013
Written by Mark in Icelandic
Vonskuveður indeed. Most of Iceland was hit by a large snowstorm Wednesday, which wreaked havoc with the roads of course. The Facebook feed for the capital area police (Lögreglan á höfuðborgarsvæðinu) had this among other notifications:
“Við viljum biðja eigendur þeirra ökutækja sem voru skilin eftir föst í dag, að gera ráðstafanir hið allra fyrsta til að sækja bílana. Nú er að hefjast snjóruðningur og gríðarlega mikilvægt að fastir bílar tefji ekki hreinsun gatna.”
We ask that the owners of those cars which were abandoned after becoming stuck today take measures to recover them as soon as possible. Snow removal is beginning and it is extremely important that stuck cars do not interfere with the cleaning of the streets.
Lots of cool terms in this one 🙂
öku·tæki n (-s, -) vehicle ráð/stöfun f (-stöfunar, -stafanir) measure, action hið allra fyrsta as soon as possible fastur adj (f föst) fixed, stuck tefja v (acc) (tafði, tafið) delay, obstruct hreins/un f (-unar, -anir) cleansing, cleaning
I don’t think I’d run into tefja before:
|tefja v (acc) – delay, obstruct|
The form in the text (tefji) is actually in the present subjunctive, fyi 🙂
The last sentence was unique in the use of the genitive plural of gata (street):
|gata (f) – street, way, path|
hreinsun gatna – cleaning of the streets
Stay safe and warm, Iceland!