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5.0 out of 5 stars Manx on the March
A very good book. Easy to follow and understand. Covers most of the required ground for a good working knowledge of Manx. Great to compare Manx to its sister languages, Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

It is marvellous to see the return of these three Celtic Languages in light of the mass media's bottomless talent for excess and bad taste.

Manx was treated...
Published on 22 Nov. 2008 by Mr. N. Smith

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3.0 out of 5 stars Practical Manx
An excellent book for the student of Manx. You couldn't learn Manx from the start with it, so don't think it's a "Teach Yourself Manx", but it really explains all the fine points of grammar with examples from the Bible, from extracts of written Manx and from native speakers. It's a fine reference book.

My only criticisms would be an overuse of technical...
Published on 24 May 2009 by George from Wigan


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Manx on the March, 22 Nov. 2008
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Mr. N. Smith (Celtic Country) - See all my reviews
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A very good book. Easy to follow and understand. Covers most of the required ground for a good working knowledge of Manx. Great to compare Manx to its sister languages, Irish and Scottish Gaelic.

It is marvellous to see the return of these three Celtic Languages in light of the mass media's bottomless talent for excess and bad taste.

Manx was treated as a connection with a backward way of life, as indeed, were all the Celtic Language. They deserve thoroughly their renaissance.
None of the Celtic countries should be ashamed of their rich and proud
histories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars S'yindyssagh shoh!, 9 Sept. 2008
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A very useful and practical handbook for the Cinderella of the Celtic languages. Manx Gaelic has enjoyed a fantastic revival in recent years, with the development of its own Gaelic medium primary school, adoption by government bodies and growing acceptance and recognition by the Island's population.

This book is an essential handbook for all those interested not only in Manx Gaelic, but also in minority languages.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Practical Manx, 24 May 2009
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An excellent book for the student of Manx. You couldn't learn Manx from the start with it, so don't think it's a "Teach Yourself Manx", but it really explains all the fine points of grammar with examples from the Bible, from extracts of written Manx and from native speakers. It's a fine reference book.

My only criticisms would be an overuse of technical grammar terms (although there is a good glossary you do have to keep looking up what's a copola or a gerund), and a slight bewildering order (pronunciation comes at the end, nouns are somewhere in the middle way after the finer points of lenition).

The accompanying website sound clips are a very useful resource. Very good value for a reference aid.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review of Practical Manx, 4 May 2013
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I. D. Roberts (Turin, Italy) - See all my reviews
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This is not a manual for learning the Manx language, which I thought it was, but rather a grammar of the Manx language with plentiful examples for those who already have a knowledge of the language. As this it is excellent.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Practical Manx, 29 Mar. 2010
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As a learner of Scots Gaelic, and a former frequent visitor to the Isle of Man, I find this book an excellent source of reference.
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