Manx

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A language of Isle of Man

Alternate Names
Gaelg, Gailck, Manx Gaelic
Population

No known L1 speakers.

Language Status

8b (Nearly extinct).

Dialects

Similar to Scottish Gaelic [gla].

Typology

VSO

Language Use

Supplanted by Manx vernacular English, which in turn is supplanted by other varieties of English [eng]. No remaining speakers as of 1974. L2 for several hundred who mainly learned it as adults. Some public functions. I.

Language Development
Efforts to revive it. Children learn it in play-groups. Taught in primary schools since 2001. New media. Grammar. Bible: 1773.
Writing
Latin script.