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Manx

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If anyone is interested in learning the Old Celtic language Manx Gaelic, I have created flashcards on Duolingo Tinycards. I will be making more Manx flashcards and other languages such as Irish, Scottish Gaelic, Breton, Cornish and Welsh! I'm following everyone who follows me :) Here's my profile if you want to have a look at the cards https://tiny.cards/users/WelshPolyglot246

In the future when I'm much better at Manx, I might even help create an actual course here on Duolingo but I will need help from other Manx speakers :)

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Gerardd88
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Good luck to you with your "reviving dead or dying Celtic languages" :) I'm sort of crazy about the idea of the revival of the Celtic languages ever since I started the Irish course here. I'm still to give Welsh a try (I'd like to very much but first I need to do a few other courses that feel 'more urgent' to me). Would love to see other Celtic languages on Duolingo though.

From what I understand Manx is closer to Irish than for example Welsh. It doesn't seem very familiar though, unlike Scottish Gaelic. Due to the different orthography, perhaps? How are they similar? Good luck with this and with the other languages once again :) I hope someday when I get to learn Irish or the other Celtic languages well, I'll be able to do something for those revivals myself.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/patbo
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People often say half-jokingly that in order to learn Manx, you just have to write Irish with English spelling rules. I haven't looked much into Manx, but from what I saw I would certainly agree that the orthography contributes much to your impression. When I tried, I had a hard time guessing most words, but once I was told the English translation, I could often see the Irish cognate (though sometimes it is just different).

For all I know, I think that igoring the orthography, the distance between Manx and the other two Gaelic languages shouldn't be much larger than the distance between Irish and Scottish.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SpaceDoggi
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Manx is a Goidelic language, like Irish or Scottish Gaelic, unlike Welsh, Breton, and Cornish. It sounds a lot like Irish. In terms of revival, it's arguably in better shape than Cornish in that the Manx preservation movement started while the last native speaker was still alive, leading to a reasonable effort to record the details of the language while it was still a living language, whereas the last native Cornish speaker died largely unheralded, and it's known chiefly from an unfortunately small written corpus.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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Excellent! I'd love to learn all the Celtic languages and this is probably the most difficult one on which to find resources

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/seacc3
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Cool...we've just seen Outlander series and are planning a trip to Scotland. Have a Lingot for all your hard work.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Joe733089
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Ie diolch yn fawr iawn Jenny :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gatiquo
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No pronunciation!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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If you want to learn to speak Manx (rather than read or write it), give SaySomethingInManx a go: https://www.saysomethingin.com/manx

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lbcollister

Thanks for this! I'm going through your Tinycards in Manx one by one. It's a fantastic language and I'm excited to learn it. Hopefully one day there can be a Duolingo Manx course!

8 months ago

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