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Practical Manx


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Preface and acknowledgements Abbreviations 1. Initial sound change 2. Nouns 3. Pronouns 4. Prepositions 5. The articles 6. Adjectives and adverbs 7. Conjunctions 8. Numerals 9. Verbs 10. Phrasal verbs 11. The verb in use 12. Word order and sentence structure; word building 13. Dates and seasons 14. Emphasis 15. Spelling and pronunciation Gist English translations of recorded Manx conversations Glossary Select bibliography

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The Centre for Manx Studies is a unique partnership between the University of Liverpool, the Isle of Man Department of Education and Manx National Heritage.


On behalf of the North American Manx Association may I congratulate Jennifer on this highly informative Manx book. I am sure it will prove to be an excellent reference guide and must-have for all interested Manx language parties. This beautifully written new grammar of the Manx language is of considerable benefit to all interested in our national history. This important book is certain to be appreciated and used by teachers and students. Those of us who may be fluent and literate in related Celtic languages, such as Scottish Gaelic and Irish, but who may find Manx orthography a somewhat daunting and "inconsistent" mask, will soon regard this book as an indispensable vade mecum. Manx has ben compared to the Cinderalla of the Celtic languages: It is much rather a Sleeping Beauty, kissed awake, with a long and happy life before her... A full and complete grammatical description of Manx.

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