How to pronounce Eyjafjallajoekull

How to pronounce Eyjafjallajoekull

Airports all over the UK have been closed by a volcanic ash cloud spreading from Iceland where a volcano has erupted. The fragments in the ash cloud are said to represent a serious threat to airline engines, so the closures however inconvenient, are on safety grounds, starting with Scotland and now affecting London’s Heathrow Airport as well.  But how do you pronounce Eyjafjallajoekull? ( also spelt Eyjafjallajökull and Eyjafjallajokull)

Thanks to Louise Joly for providing the link to a sound file which answers the pronunciation question:


( original sound recording by Jóhann Heiðar Árnason )

More information about the volcanic ash cloud coming from Iceland

It’s the first time UK Airspace has been completely locked down as an emergency since 9/11

Hundreds of twitterers have posted “Dear Iceland, we said ’send Cash‘ can’t you read?” #ashtag

People’s travel plans have been completely Bjorked.

Steam Pump – Eyjafjallajökull Eruption

photo by  Örvar Atli Þorgeirsson

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