a. Some simple greetings
Moghrey mie - good morning
Fastyr mie - good afternoon / evening
Failt ort - welcome
Bannaghtyn - blessings / greetings
b. How are you?
Kys t'ou - How are you doing
Kys t'ou whooinney - How are you doing yessir?
Ta mee braew - I am fine
Ta mee braew gura mie ayd - I'm fine thanks
Ta mee braew gura mie ayd, as uss hene - II'm fine thanks and yourself.
Ta mee skee whooinney - I am tired yessir.
Ta mee mie dy liooar whooinney - I'm well enough yessir.Download MP3
c. I don't know you who are you?
Quoi uss? - Who are you?
Mish Terry - I am Terry
Quoi shoh - Who is this?
Shoh my charrey Bob - This is my friend Bob
Shoh my voddey Juan - This is my dog Juan
Cre'n ennym t'ort - What's your name?
Ta'n ennym orrym Graham - My name is Graham
Ta'n ennym orrym Graham as shoh my voddey Terry - My name is Graham and this is my dog Terry.Download MP3
Some points to remember
Ennym means name and in Manx what are saying what is the name on you. Orrym = on me; ort = on you.
First letters of words change for a variety of reasons in Manx. So moddey = dog but when we say my dog we say my voddey. M becomes a V. This helps pronunciation. Don't worry too much about this: it is something you pick up gradually.