Sunday, June 28, 2009

#60 - Port Erin, Isle of Man

The Isle of Man, is a tiny island which lies between England and Ireland. Many believe it is a part of the United Kingdom, but it is not.

The two official languages are English and one if it's dialects, Manx English. Some random words in English and Manx Enlish:

chimney - chymlee
drink - jough
Isle of Man - Ellan Vannin


  1. Interesting Manx-English.
    "Chimbley" is found in much of the north of England, particularly in Lancashire where it is(was) a regularly heard dialect word. Though I suspect the use is dying out as ghastly "Estuary" english sweeps through the UK, destroying a beautiful language!

  2. I wonder what you would call the English that we speak here in North America :| lol!