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Well this is interesting – a journalist from Canada is writing about Manx (the language). Her name is Rita Marshall and this is her site. She points her readers to the Ynsee Gaelg website (learn Manx) hosted by Manx National Heritage. This is indeed a great site with lots of useful Manx expressions. They have recently posted a PDF full of Christmas greetings which might be useful while you’re writing your Christmas cards. To be helpful, I am listing some here:

Nollick Ghennal – Happy Christmas
Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa – Happy Christmas and a Good New Year
Lesh yeearreeyn share – With best wishes
Lesh yeearreeyn share son y Nollick as y Vlein Noa – With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
Lesh yeearreeyn share ec yn imbagh casherick shoh – With best wishes at this holy Season
Shee as Boggey erriu – Peace and Joy to you
Lesh Shee as Graih – With peace and love
Hee’m oo ‘sy vlein noa – See you in the New Year
Shee erriu car ny bleeaney shoh çheet – Peace to you throughout the coming year

Some other phrases worth knowing:
Christmas Card – Kaart Nollick
Christmas Carol -Carval
Christmas Day – Laa Nollick
Christmas Drink – Jough y Nollick
Christmas Eve – Oie’ll Voirrey
Christmas Tree – Billey Nollick
Father Christmas – Jishag y Nollick
Snowman – Fer sniaghtee

For more information about the Manx Language visit: