Thursday, November 21, 2013

Message from Ynsee Gaelg and Adrian Cain

Check out the following Christmas Greetings in Manx but remember, Manx is for life and not just for Christmas!

Nollick Ghennal = Happy Christmas
Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa = Happy Christmas and a Good New Year
Bannaghtyn = Blessings/greetings
Lesh yeearreeyn share = With best wishes
Lesh yeearreeyn share son y Nollick as y Vlein Noa = With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
Lesh yeearreeyn share ec yn imbagh casherick shoh = With best wishes at this holy Season
Shee as Boggey erriu = Peace and Joy to you
Lesh Shee as Graih = With peace and love
Hee’m oo ‘sy vlein noa = See you in the New Year
Shee erriu car ny bleeaney shoh çheet = Peace to you throughout the coming year

A traditional Christmas greeting is as follows:
Nollick Ghennal erriu, as blein feer vie
Seihll as slaynt da’n slane lught-thie;
Bea as gennallys eu bio ry-cheilley,
Shee as graih eddyr mraane as deiney

A Merry Christmas to you, and a very good year
Long life and health to the whole household;
Life and joy to you living together,
Peace and love between women and men.

Some other phrases worth knowing:
Christmas Card = Kaart Nollick
Christmas Carol = Carval
Christmas Day = Laa Nollick
Christmas Eve = Oie’ll Voirrey
Christmas Tree = Billey Nollick
Father Christmas = Jishag y Nollick
Snowman = Fer sniaghtee
Shelg yn drean = Hunt the wren



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