Ha (e. What) is a word / sound that Icelanders use when they do not understand, are surprised or shocked. This word / sound has a very prominent usage among Icelanders and sometimes sounds a bit rude or aggressive from a foreigners perspective. The reason for this is that this short word / sound requires a lot of physical energy. When you say the word ha you need to push the sound from your stomach and all the way up. Sometimes ha is used to nudge the listener, to arouse his awareness. It is important to pay close attention when someone around you uses ha because not only does it require you to listen, but also to watch closely for the facial expression of the speaker, to get the full meaning and context of the word ha at that given moment.
The series Orðlaus (e. Wordless) examines the role of interjections in the Icelandic language, as the meaning of the words can vary according to nuances and situations. In the Icelandic language, interjections are often said but less often written, but they are an important part of the Icelandic language. With the poster series Orðlaus, interjections are given the spotlight.
All words are in A3 size, and are available in both black and white and color.