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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
New Manx Gaelic TT Phrase Guide Available
this year's TT races well underway, Culture Vannin has released an updated
version of their successful Manx Gaelic guide, which provides a variety of key
phrases for visiting bikers.
guide, which has been supported by local mobile phone company Sure IOM,
contains translations for phrases such as 'mist on the mountain road' (Kay er
Giat y Clieau) and 'Mad Sunday' (Jedoonee Keoi).
Cain, Manx Language Officer for Culture Vannin, commented, "We hope people
will enjoy these TT guides and use them as a light-hearted introduction to the
will be available from all branches of Sure IOM located in Douglas, Ramsey and
company's ongoing support for the Manx language has included financial
assistance for the popular Learn Manx App available from Google Play and
iTunes. Downloaded over 4,000 times, it includes the TT as a key theme in the
language learning process.
used in the guide will also be used as part of Adrian's 1,000 Manx words
challenge during this year's Island of Culture celebrations, as well as being
tweeted @greinneyder during TT fortnight.
Vannin is also running a series of short videos during the festival which will
include Manx phrases spoken by some of the top riders, such as John McGuinness
and Dan Kneen. The videos can be found on the Learn Manx Facebook page, on
YouTube or by following Adrian Cain on twitter.