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Practical Manx

Jennifer Kewley Draskau

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2008
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May 2014
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9781846311314
eISBN:
9781781380680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

There has been a revival of interest in Manx Gaelic of late, with the number of Manx speakers rising tenfold over the last twenty years. This book is a guide to the language, drawing on a wide range ... More


Spelling and pronunciation: Lettraghey as fockley magh

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2008
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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.016
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses spelling and pronunciation in Manx. It covers the spelling system; regional variations in pronunciation; consonants; stress; elision; and intonation.


Nouns: Enmyn

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.003
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Manx has proper nouns, common nouns and the verbnoun. Common nouns include: abstract nouns, collective nouns, actor-nouns and compound nouns. Manx nouns are either feminine or masculine, singular or ... More


Adjectives and adverbs: Marenmyn as rovreearyn

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.007
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Manx adjectives and adverbs. It covers the formation of adjectives; predicative adjectives; changing the meaning of an adjective through prefixes; the verbal or participial ... More


Conjunctions: Co-whingyssyn

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.008
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the co-ordinating and subordinating conjunctions employed in Manx. The principal co-ordinating conjunctions in Manx are as (and), agh (but) and ny (or). Some of the ... More


The verb in use

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2008
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9781846311314
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9781781380680
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.012
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the use of Max verbs. It covers uses of the tenses; ‘state’ verbs; infinitives with dy, y, ry-; verbs requiring prepositions; and Manx equivalents for English ‘-ing’ forms.


Word order and sentence structure; word building: Troggal ny raaghyn as ny focklyn

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2008
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9781781380680
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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.013
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the following: sentence structure; omission of the relative pronoun; the usual order of elements; position of the object; negative, conjunctive, or interrogative particles ... More


Dates and seasons: Laghyn as imbaghyn

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.014
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the specific expressions and alternative expressions for certain times and dates in Manx. It covers expressions for seasons; months; days of the week; expressions about days ... More


Emphasis: Trimmid

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.015
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the large array of options for adding emphasis or for stressing one element in particular in Manx. It covers word order; copula; addition of emphatic elements; and emphatic ... More


The article: Art

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2008
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9781846311314
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9781781380680
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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.006
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In Manx, the definite article has three forms yn, ny and nyn: yn is the normal singular form; ny is the plural and the form used for the feminine genitive singular (f gen sg); and nyn is an archaic ... More


Verbs: Breearyn

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.010
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explains Manx verbs. Affirmative sentences use the independent form of the verb. Negative and interrogative sentences, and constructions with dy, nagh, use the dependent form. The ... More


Pronouns: Farenmyn

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.004
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Manx pronouns. It discusses personal pronouns; possessive pronouns/particles; alternative construction when the object is a pronoun; emphatic forms; indefinite pronouns; and ... More


Prepositions: Roie-ocklyn

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.005
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses Manx prepositions. It covers pronoun-prepositions; emphatics; phrasal prepositions; an ‘fixed’ prepositional phrases with lesh.


Initial sound change: Caghlaa sheeanyn ec toshiaght goan

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Liverpool University Press
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10.5949/UPO9781846315596.002
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Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explains the changes that the beginnings of words may undergo in Manx. There are two kinds: mutation and the prefixing of a consonant. Mutation occurs in two forms: lenition (sometimes ... More


Phrasal verbs: Breearyn yl-ocklagh

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2008
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The handful of Manx irregular verbs forms a great number of phrasal verbs. Often these correspond to a one-word verb in English. This chapter presents some of the most common phrasal verbs. These ... More


Numerals: Earrooyn

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2008
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9781846311314
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9781781380680
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chapter
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Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315596.009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Manx cardinal and ordinal numerals can occur with or without a noun. This chapter discusses cardinal numbers; cardinal numbers with noun; duals; nouns of measure after numeral; numerals preceding ... More


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