Question

What is the shortest sentence in Icelandic to contain all the letters of the Icelandic alphabet?

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Davíð Kristjánsson

Answer

Despite searching, I have not found a sentence that is said to be the shortest containing all the letters of the alphabet. It would need to have:
aá b d ð eé f g h ií j k l m n oó p r s t uú v x yý þ æ ö = 32 letters.
It is a good party game to try to make such a sentence but not an easy one. One would usually have to use some letters more than once. The following sentences were made in a party: :
  • Hyldýpi þjóðfélagsins vex úr kærkomnu böli í ást. (42 letters)
  • Þá heyrði Pési djöflasöng óma úr uxakví og bæ Týs. (41 letters)
Now it is for the reader to try!

Translated by Paul Richardson.

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Published 5.3.2005

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Guðrún Kvaran. „What is the shortest sentence in Icelandic to contain all the letters of the Icelandic alphabet?“. The Icelandic Web of Science 5.3.2005. http://why.is/svar.php?id=4795. (Skoðað 23.10.2017).

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