Manx 101

Manx Word List

The purpose of this list is to give a rough idea of the Manx language. The words listed below are not the most common words, but a broad sampling of words. See the Word Lists page for more details.

English

Manx
I

mee
you

oo
he

eh
we

shin
you
(plural)

shiu
they

ad
this

yn … shoh
that

yn … shen, yn … shid
here

ayns shoh, aynshoh
there

ayns shen, ayns shid
who

quoi
what

cre, c'red
where

c'raad
when

cre'n traa, cuin
how

kys, kanys, cre'n aght
not

cha
all

ooilley
many

ram, mooarane
some

shiartanse, kuse
few

beggan
other

elley
one

unnane, nane, un
two

daa
three

tree
four

kiare
five

queig
big

mooar
long

foddey, liauyr
wide

lhean
thick

çhiu
heavy

trome
small

beg
short

giare
narrow

coon
thin

thanney
woman

ben
man
(adult male)

fer, dooinney
man
(human being)

dooinney
child
(a youth)

lhiannoo, paitçhey
wife

ben, ben phoost, ben heshey
husband

dooinney, dooinney poost, sheshey, sheshey poost
mother

moir
father

ayr
animal

baagh, baaghtagh, bioagh, cretoor
fish

eeast
bird

ushag
dog

moddey
louse

meeyl
snake

aarnieu, ardnieu
worm

beishteig, beisht, dhiane
tree

billey
forest

keyll
stick
(of wood)

maidjey
fruit

mess, troar
seed

sheel, rass
leaf

duillag
root

fraue
bark
(of tree)

roost
flower

blaa
grass

faiyr
rope

tead
skin
(of a person)

crackan
meat
(as in flesh)

feill
blood

fuill
bone

craue
fat
(noun)

sahll, blennick
egg

ooh
horn

eairk, corn
tail

famman, arbyl
feather
(rather not down)

clooie, fedjag
hair

gruag, folt
head

kione
ear

cleaysh
eye

sooill
nose

stroin
mouth

beeal
tooth
(rather not molar)

feeackle
tongue

çhengey
fingernail

ingin
foot

cass
leg

cass, lurgey
knee

glioon
hand

laue
wing

skian
belly

bolg
guts

collane
neck

mwannal
back

dreeym
breast

keeagh
heart

cree
liver

aane
to drink

iu
to eat

ee
to bite

greimmey
to suck

soo, jiole
to spit

ceau shelley, tilgey shelley
to vomit

skeeah, skeay
to blow
(as wind)

sheid
to breathe

tayrn ennal
to laugh

gearey
to see

faik
to hear

cluin, clasht
to know
(a fact)

ta fys ec …
to think

smooinee
to smell
(sense odor)

soaral
to fear

goaill aggle roish
to sleep

cadley
to live

bee bio, bee er mayrn
to die

geddyn baase
to kill

marr
to fight

caggey
to hunt
(transitive)

shelg
to hit

bwoalley
to cut

giarrey
to split

scoltey, skeiltey
to stab
(or stick)

seiy
to scratch
(an itch)

screebey
to dig

cleigh, reurey
to swim

snaue
to fly

etlagh, ettyl
to walk

shooyl
to come

çheet, tar
to lie
(as on one's side)

lhie
to sit

soie
to stand

shass
to turn
(change direction)

cassey
to fall
(as in drop)

tuitt
to give

toyr
to hold
(in one's hand)

cum
to squeeze

çhionney, faastey, craishtey
to rub

rubbal
to wash

niee
to wipe

glenney, rubbal
to pull

tayrn
to push

broo
to throw

ceau, tilg
to tie

kiangley
to sew

whaaley, fuailley
to count

coontey
to say

abbyr
to sing

goaill arrane, kiaulley
to play

cloie
to float

snaue
to flow

stroo, sheeley, shiaulley, thooilley
to freeze

riojey
to swell

att
sun

grian
moon

eayst
star

rollage
water

ushtey
rain

fliaghey
river

awin
lake

logh
sea
(as in ocean)

mooir, keayn, faarkey
salt

sollan
stone

clagh
sand

geinnagh
dust

joan
earth
(as in soil)

thalloo
cloud

bodjal, niaul
fog

kay
sky

aer, speyr, niau
wind
(as in breeze)

geay
snow

sniaghtey
ice

rio
smoke

jaagh
fire

aile, çhenney
ash

leoie
to burn
(intransitive)

lostey
road

raad, bayr
mountain

slieau
red

ruy, jiarg
green

glass, eayney
yellow

buigh
white

bane, fynn
black

doo
night

oie
day
(daytime)

laa
year

blein
warm
(as in weather)

çheh
cold
(as in weather)

feayr
full

lane
new

noa, oor
old

shenn
good

mie
bad

olk, drogh
rotten
(as, a log)

loau, breinn
dirty

sollagh, broghe, breinnagh
straight

jeeragh
round

cruinn
sharp
(as a knife)

geyre
dull
(as a knife)

moal
smooth

meein, rea
wet

fliugh
dry
(adjective)

çhirrym
right
(correct)

kiart
near

faggys, er çheu, er gerrey
far

foddey
right
(side)

jesh
left
(side)

clee, toshtal
at

ec
in

ayns
with
(accompanying)

lesh, marish
and

as
if

my, ga
because

er-yn-oyr
name

ennym

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