- Manx Language, Literature & Culture
- A Manx Alphabet
A Manx Alphabet
This wonderful book for young people,¶ÿA Manx Alphabet, is beautifully illustrated by Vicky Webb and is attractively designed to engage young children looking at their first books, whilst giving them a taste of Manx.
Its full-page illustrations begin with ƒ??arranƒ?? (bread), ƒ??bainneyƒ?? (milk) and ƒ??clagƒ?? (clock) and moves through to V, W and Y (the Manx alphabet does not feature X and Z). The choice of words was made in consultation with the Bunscoill Ghaelgagh and others, with children and non-Manx-speaking adults in mind. It has a full pronunciation guide and translation for all the terms.The book would appeal to a wide section of the Manx population, visitors and those living abroad. The book is priced at ¶œ5 and would make a wonderful gift, especially for young parents.