Hljóðfæri (Vocabulary for 7/7/2002)

Hér eru nokkur orð yfir hljóðfæri.

Here are some words for musical instruments.

banjó (n.) - banjo
bassagítar (m.) - bass guitar
bjalla (f.) - bell
fiðla (f.) - violin, fiddle
flauta (f.) - horn
gítar (m.) - guitar
harmóníka (f.) - accordion
harpa (f.) - harp
herlúður (m.) - bugle
hljóðgervill (m.) - synthesizer
hljóðpípa (f.) - fife
klarínett (n.) - clarinet
konsertína (f.) - concertina
lágfiðla (f.) - viola
lúta (f.) - lute
mandólín (n.) - mandolin
munnharpa (f.) - harmonica
óbó (n.) - oboe
orgel (n.) - organ
píanó (n.) - piano
   flygill (m.) - grand piano
   lítill flygill (m.) - baby grand
pikkólóflauta (f.) - piccolo
saxófónn (m.) - saxophone
sekkjapípa (f.) - bagpipes
selló (n.) - cello
semball (m.) - harpsichord
sílófónn (m.) - xylophone
sítar (m.) - sitar, xither
tromma (f.) - drum
   sneriltromma (f.) - snare
trompet (m.) - trumpet
þverflauta (f.) - flute

málmblásturhljóðæri - brass
strengjahljóðfæri - strings
tréblásturshljóðfæri - woodwinds

Beware the "false friends," harmóníka (accordion), which is not a munnharpa (harmonica), which is different from what we call a "mouth harp" (I don't know the Icelandic for this one, but one web page says it's also called a "googa").

I must confess that I know even less about music that I do about Icelandic (unfortunately). When I was in 4th grade, we had to learn to play the recorder. Is upptökutæki the right word for this instrument?

Jon

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