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MANX LANGUAGE SAMPLES


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Sample         | Play Time | Sampled @  | Size | Notes:
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(1) N. Maddrell|  9 secs   | 8bit 11MHz | 108K | Are the Crabs Crawling
(2) J. Kaighin | 26 secs   | 8bit 11MHz | 280K | The Pig and the Parson
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Translations

(1) Are the Crabs Crawling? - spoken by Ned Maddrell in 1948, a native speaker.
This is an excerpt from a narrative concerning fishing at the Calf Sound

Dooyrt "Ballooilley" rish:
"Ballooilley" said to him:
"Vel ny partanyn snaue, Joe?"
"Are the crabs crawling , Joe?"
"Cha nel monney, cha nel monney," dooyrt Joe. "T'ad feer ghoan."
"Not much, not much," said Joe. "They're very scarce"

(2) The Pig and the Parson - spoken by John Tom Kaighin in 1950, a native speaker.
This is the culmination of a story in which a clergyman visits the house of a woman who keeps a pig and allows it to eat its breakfast from a bowl in the kitchen.

Soie sheese.
woman: Sit down.
Cha jean mee soie sheese, my ta.
clergyman: I'll not sit down.
C'red ta jannoo ort?
woman: What's the matter with you?
Cur y muc shen magh hoshiaght.
clergyman: Put that pig out first.
Cha jean mee cur y muc magh, my ta.
woman: I'll not put the pig out.
Well, cha jean mee soie, eisht.
clergyman: Well, I'll not sit then.
Well, immee shiu magh eisht, mannagh jinnagh shiu soie.
woman: Well, go out then, if you'll not sit.
Cur y muc shen magh hoshiaght.
clergyman: Put that pig out first.
Cha jean mee cur y muc magh hoshiaght. Mannagh vel shiu laccal soie, immee shiu magh eisht, son cha jean mee cur y muc magh, son ta'n muc fetch yn argid hym as ta shiuish goaill argid voym, as cha jean mee cur y muc magh.
woman: I'll not put the pig out first. If you won't sit then get out then, for I'll not put the pig out, for the pig fetches the money to me and you take money from me, and I'll not put the pig out.


(1st May 1996)