Manx Words – The Family

by Bernadette Weyde | March 22, 2015 8:30 am

A few Manx words relating to family…

MUMMIG – pron. mummig – mummy/mammy
MOIR – pron. mawr – mother
JISHAG – pron. jizhig – daddy/father
AYR – pron. air – father
BRAAR – pron. braar – brother
SHUYR – pron. shoor – sister
BABBAN – pron. babban – baby

MWARREE – pron. mwarree – granny/grandmother
SHEN VOIR – pron. shen vawr – grandmother
MUMMIG VOOAR – pron. mummig voor – granny
JISHAG MOOAR – pron. jizhig moor – grandpa
SHANER – pron. shan-air – grandfather
OE – proh. oh – grandson
OE ‘NEEN – pron. oh-n’yeen – granddaughter

GUILLEY – pron. gillya – boy
MAC – pron. mack – son
INNEEN – pron. in-yeen – girl/daughter
LUGHT-THIE – pron. lukht-tie – family

MODDEY – pron. mawtha – dog
QUALLIAN – pron. kwal-yan – puppy
THIE-MODDEE – pron. tie-mawthee – kennel
KAYT – pron. kett – cat
PISHIN – pron. pizh-in – kitten


‘zh’ is said like S in ‘treasure’
‘aa’ is said like AI in ‘fair’

(source: ‘First Hundred Words in Manx‘ and ‘Everyday Words in Manx‘ by Yn Çheshaght Ghailckagh, both are available to purchase at Manx National Heritage http://bit.ly/19CAYAy[1] and http://bit.ly/1BSSk5i[2]; photograph of Niarbyl courtesy of BBC[3])

Manx language resources: www.learnmanx.com[4] and their facebook[5] page.

Endnotes:
  1. http://bit.ly/19CAYAy: http://bit.ly/19CAYAy
  2. http://bit.ly/1BSSk5i: http://bit.ly/1BSSk5i
  3. BBC: http://bit.ly/1BT4XgI
  4. www.learnmanx.com: http://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.learnmanx.com%2F&h=IAQHAq2gy&enc=AZMPGYvPH4ye8czYs5yOgi8N3-jkpouRnAZ3N8x_1vobXfiVYOI2VumXeTDQPe9ThgnMUVW7Vthw1Iv8oquAjS07OX81yfHPLqAH8MSVUXc-s4GvjIWhoSluvtVekDz5AzRbdC5VnR4rOofHkPdRANcw6Kb8Tk7WyFws5LLo-QpJEA&s=1
  5. facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LearnManx

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