Isle Of Man / Ellan Vannin

Gaelic challenge for Isle of Man's culture year 2014

People in the Isle of Man are being encouraged to learn 1,000 Manx Gaelic words next year as part of plans to celebrate the island's year of culture.

The project aims to get as many people as possible to commit to learning a few words a week, over 12 months.

Manx Language Officer, Adrian Cain, said participants would receive regular audio files to support their learning.

He added: "A thousand words is enough to have some basic conversational knowledge of the Manx Gaelic language."

The first words people will learn are moghrey mie (good morning), fastyr mie (good afternoon) and oie vie (good night).

More information about the project is available from the Manx Heritage Foundation.

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