|ON-LINE MANX DICTIONARY
Click on a tab to choose whether you want to translate between English and Manx, or vice versa. In each case, start by typing the word that you want to look up into the box at the top of the page, and press the "enter" key on your keyboard.
Three sets of results will be displayed:
Although you can enter more than one word, you will probably find that the dictionary works best with single words.
Bear in mind that the dictionary will probably not be able to translate variations of basic words such as plurals and past tenses.
Type the word or phrase that you want to look up into the box at the top of the page, and press the "enter" key on your keyboard.
In Manx, the beginning of a word can change depending upon how it is used. There are rules for these "mutations", and the dictionary will apply them as it searches for a match or matches for the word that you want.
Some words in Manx have prefixes that may or may not be written with a hyphen, and the dictionary may modify the word that you entered as it tries to match it.
A major problem with Manx pronunciation is that the combination of letters 'ch' is used to represent two different sounds: as in the English word 'church', and a guttural sound that is not found in English words but which is in words such as Scottish 'loch'. In this dictionary, the 'church' pronunciation is indicated by putting a cedilla under the c like this: ç.