Practical Manx

Manx, a Goidelic language spoken on the Isle of Man, is undergoing a Gaelic revival. The number of Manx speakers has increased tenfold in the last twenty years, and this linguistic descendant of old Irish now lays claim to its own drama groups, second language seminars, and even its own primary school. The government-sponsored Manx Heritage Foundation and the Manx Gaelic Advisory Council regulate and standardize the official use of Manx and have together commissioned this definitive guide to the language. Practical Manx covers the grammar, spelling, and pronunciation of Manx Gaelic, rendering it accessible to readers of all levels of competence, while an accompanying website provides an opportunity to observe intonation patterns and other features of this remarkable language.