The Database of Modern Icelandic Inflection

The Database of Modern Icelandic Inflection (DMII or BÍN) is a collection of paradigms accessible on the website of The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies. The database contains 0 paradigms. The term Modern Icelandic here refers to contemporary Icelandic, i.e. late 20th and 21st century usage. Learn more about the DMII.

Both headwords (lemmas) and inflectional word forms may be searched for. Traditional Icelandic headwords are the nominative singular for nouns (hestur ‘horse’), the infinitive for verbs (koma ‘come’), and the masculine singular, nominative, positive degree for adjectives (góður ‘good’). English translations of the grammatical terms in the paradigms can be found here.

By selecting “Search for inflectional form” (Leit að beygingarmynd), any inflectional form can be searched for; e.g., kött, ketti, kattarins, kettirnir, köttunum, kattanna, etc., will return the paradigm for köttur ‘cat’, and góður, gott, betri, bestur, etc., will return the paradigm for góður ‘good’.

The original purpose of the DMII was the production of a description of Icelandic inflection, to be used in language technology, in lexicography, and in linguistic research. From the outset, an online version for the general public was also aimed for. Work on the project started in 2002.

Data for download is accessible here for LT use. The conditions of use apply to this download only, please read them carefully. For further information, contact the editor, Kristín Bjarnadóttir. How to refer to the DMII, see here.

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