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Manx Seasonal Greetings

Snow On Pulrose Golf Course

Snow On Pulrose Golf Course

Santa Train at Douglas Station

Santa Train at Douglas Station

Giant Father Christmas In Braddan

Giant Father Christmas In Braddan

Sun And Snow On Douglas Head

Sun And Snow On Douglas Head

Xmas Lights in Ridgeway Street

Xmas Lights in Ridgeway Street

Christmas is drawing close and our friends from Learn Manx have been kind enough to share some Manx greetings with us. So, if you’re looking for the best way to say “Merry Christmas” in Manx or then check out the list below. All you need is some practice!

Manx English
Bannaghtyn y Nollick Seasonal Greetings
Nollick Ghennal Happy Christmas
Nollick Ghennal as Blein Vie Noa Happy Christmas and a Good New Year
Bannaghtyn Blessings/greetings
Lesh yeearreeyn share With best wishes
Lesh yeearreeyn share son y Nollick as y Vlein Noa With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year
Lesh yeearreeyn share ec yn imbagh casherick shoh With best wishes at this holy Season
Shee as Boggey erriu Peace and Joy to you
Lesh Shee as Graih With peace and love
Hee’m oo ‘sy vlein noa See you in the New Year
Shee erriu car ny bleeaney shoh çheet Peace to you throughout the coming year

 

A traditional greeting
Nollick Ghennal erriu, as blein feer vie
Seihll as slaynt da’n slane lught-thie;
Bea as gennallys eu bio ry-cheilley,
Shee as graih eddyr mraane as deiney

A Merry Christmas to you, and a very good year
Long life and health to the whole household;
Life and joy to you living together,
Peace and love between women and men.

 

Some other phrases worth knowing:

English Manx
Christmas Card Kaart Nollick
Christmas Carol Carval
Christmas Day Laa Nollick
Christmas Drink Jough y Nollick
Christmas Eve Oie’ll Voirrey
Christmas Tree Billey Nollick
Father Christmas Jishag y Nollick
Snowman Fer sniaghtee

 

Kind thanks to Peter Killey from ManxScenes for the lovely photos of the Isle of Man shown alongside the poem.

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