Part 4 - Questions 31 - 40

Complete the notes below.
Write ONE WORD AND/OR A NUMBER for each answer

The impact of digital technology on the Icelandic language

The Icelandic language

• has approximately 31 speakers
• has a 32 that is still growing
• has not changed a lot over the last thousand years
• has its own words for computer-based concepts, such as web browser and 33

Young speakers

• are big users of digital technology, such as 34
• are becoming 35 very quickly
• are having discussions using only English while they are in the 36 at school
• are better able to identify the content of a 37 in English than Icelandic

Technology and internet companies

• write very little in Icelandic because of the small number of speakers and because of how complicated its 38 is

The Icelandic government

• has set up a fund to support the production of more digital content in the language
• believes that Icelandic has a secure future
• is worried that young Icelanders may lose their 39 as Icelanders
• is worried about the consequences of children not being 40 in either Icelandic or English