Saturday, February 25, 2006
Lessoon Shey / Lesson 6
ayd = 'at you' when you are speaking to one person, eu = 'at you' when speaking to more than one person. Oo is the regular form of you, shiu is the plural and polite form. Manx is less formal than most languages and the oo form is favoured in most situations, eer rish yn Aspick - 'even to the Bishop'.
oo + ec = ayd = 'at you'
shiu + ec = eu = 'at you' (plural)
my has a few different meanings, in this lesson it means 'my' in gow my leshtal and 'if' in my sailt. There are very few cases of words having more than one meaning in Manx, but this is one of them.
She dty vea, 'it's your life' is the Manx way of saying 'you're welcome'.
The words for 'my', 'your' and 'his' can change the following word, but the word for 'her' can't.
my = 'my'.
dty = 'your'
e = his
e = her
bea = 'life'
so we get;
my vea = my life
dty vea = your life
e vea = his life
e bea = her life
Un red beg: share gra "ayd = ec + oo" as "eu = ec + shiu".
Cre mysh cooney lesh y fockley-magh?
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