Impress TT guests with Manx phrases about the races

The new guide, produced by Culture Vannin

The new guide, produced by Culture Vannin

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A new Manx language guide has been produced which focuses on words and phrases relating to the Isle of Man TT Races.

Produced by Culture Vannin, the guide offers a way to impress our visitors as well as a fun introduction to Manx Gaelic.

It includes phrases such as Jedoonee Keoi (Mad Sunday) and Kay er Giat y Clieau (Mist on the Mountain Road) and will be available in Sure IoM branches in Douglas, Ramsey and Port Erin as well as at the company’s pop-up shop at the TT Grandstand.

You can also download by clicking this link.

Manx Language Officer for Culture Vannin Adrian Cain said: ‘We hope people will enjoy these TT guides and use them as a light-hearted introduction to the language’.

Adrian will be tweeting the phrases (@greinneyder) during the TT period and they will also be used as part of his 1000 Manx words challenge for this year’s Island of Culture celebrations.

Culture Vannin is also running a series of short videos during the festival which include Manx phrases spoken by some of the stars of the races such as John McGuinness, Dan Kneen and others. These can be found on the Learn Manx Facebook page, on YouTube or by following Adrian on Twitter.

Sure Isle of Man’s support for the language over the last few years has included financial assistance with the popular Learn Manx app, which has been downloaded more than 4,000 times.

For further information about the cards, the videos or to find out about the 1000 words challenge then contact Adrian by calling 451098 or email

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