Icelandic: canned laughter

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by Alxmrphi, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Alxmrphi Senior Member

    Reykjavík, Ísland
    UK English

    What word would you use to say canned laughter in Icelandic? I tried a few guesses but nothing seems to be right, then I thought it might be modelled on something in Scandinavian and so I took the Swedish (burkade skratt) and tried to see if it was something like potted laughter like it is there, but to no avail. I'm not seeing a pattern based on other languages either (German: Lachkonserve, Italian: risate registrate, Dutch: lachband). I did a search on all compounds ending in -hlátur and I can see now that there are a few instances of dósahlátur.

    Would you agree that's the best translation?
    Þið megið gjarnan svara á íslensku)

    Last edited: Dec 30, 2012
  2. NoMoreMrIceGuy Senior Member

    Dósahlátur er orðið.

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