Manx Gaelic 'warriors'. Revitalisation a success story

A researcher from the United States has praised language "warriors" in the Isle of Man for the work undertaken to promote Manx Gaelic. Lecturer Dr David Harrison travels to remote corners of the globe to help revive endangered native languages.

Dr Harrison said: "From a global perspective, what the Manx language warriors have achieved over the years is exemplary." He went on to say "Manx revitalisation is a success story - it's one of the bright spots in an otherwise gloomy landscape of language extinction around the world." Dr Harrison described "its revival is a role model, I can feel the energy, the passion and the inspiration." He said that Manx had come to his attention because of its "robust online presence."

Manx is one of the six Celtic languages still spoken in the world today. They are Breton, Cornish, Irish, Manx, Scottish Gaelic and Welsh. YNSEE GAELG (Learning Conversational Manx)

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