MANX AS SHE WAS SPOKE.

The Manx Language Samples Page has two samples of spoken Manx recorded over half a century ago; I was thinking of using the longer one (The Pig and the Parson [.wav file]) as a Language Quiz a la Language Log, but I figured the URL would give too much away. (Via Incoming Signals, which got it from my favorite medievalist, Lisa Spangenberg, in a Making Light thread that contains discussion of the revival of Manx along with much else).

Comments

  1. aldiboronti says:

    http://tinyurl.com
    I’m sure you know that this free site converts lengthy urls into user-friendly form. It has the added virtue of disguising the true address.
    It could be useful for quizzes.

  2. Ah, I hadn’t even thought of that. I am not, shall we say, totally in synch with the 21st century.

  3. Aldi, he gets upset when people try to force him to change his ways.
    You didn’t know this, of course, and no one blames you. His wife and friends will just have to keep an eye on him for the next week or so. But that’s OK.

  4. For more up-to-date Manx, Manx language broadcasts can be heard from Manx Radio:
    http://www.manxradio.com/
    Either tune in at the right time and day for live feed of Manx language programmes, or click on the Audio Vault for the week’s archived programmes.

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