Sunday, May 07, 2006
Aareayrt as Roartys 1-10 / Review and Practice 1-10
ta = am / is / are
vel ... ? = am ...? / is ... ? / are ...?
mee = me / I
oo = you
eh = he
ee = she
ta mee = I'm t'ou = you're t'eh = he's t'ee = she's
vel mee? = am I? vel oo?= are you? vel eh? = is he? vel ee? = is she?
Kys ... ? = How ... ?
ec = at, aym = at me, ayd = at you,
er = on, orrym = on me, ort = on you, er = on him, urree = on her.
There is another way of saying 'is', which is she. Knowing when to use she and when to use ta comes with experience. With she, mee changes to mish, oo to uss, eh to eshyn and ee to ish.
Try putting Manx on this short conversation:
Juan: Good morning, how are you?
Tom: I'm fine thanks, how are you?
Juan: Going and grumbling. And how is your woman, Aalish?
Tom: She's going well.
Juan: She's a good woman.
Tom: She is.
Juan: Good night Tom.
Tom: Good night.
Try making some other new conversations or just sentences.
You will find that you some words and phrases are easier to remember than others, and maybe that some things seem too difficult. Don't bother too much with the things you find difficult just now. Pick out the phrases you prefer and practice them. You will find that the things you find difficult will become easier as you get the flavour of the language.