We have now published the first book that accompanies our Saase Jeeragh Course. The book consists of a series of conversation pieces that mirror the work done in class. There are also a number of tasks to assist the learner improve their spoken Manx. The book is free and available from me. The first conversation is available here:
Juan as Bob (Track 01)
Ta John as Bob loayrt – John and Bob are speaking
Juan: Kys t’ou?
How are you?
Bob: Ta mee braew gura mie ayd, as uss hene?
I am fine thanks, and yourself?
Juan: Braew, braew
Bob: C’raad t’ou cummal?
Where do you live?
Juan: Ta mee cummal ayns Doolish. C’raad t’ou cummal?
I live in Douglas. Where do you live?
Bob: Ta mee cummal ayns Purt ny h-Inshey
I live in Peel
Juan: S’mie lhiam Purt ny h-Inshey
I like Peel
Bob: S’mie lhiam Doolish
I like Douglas
Juan: Vel oo shappal jiu?
Are you shopping today?
Bob: Ta, ta mee shappal jiu
Yes, I am shopping today
Juan: C’raad t’ou shappal?
Where are you shopping?
Bob: Ta mee shappal ayns Doolish
I am shopping in Douglas
Juan: Cha nel mee shappal jiu. Cha mie lhiam shappal
I am not shopping today. I don’t like shappal
Bob: C’red t’ou jannoo jiu?
What are you doing today?
Juan: Ta mee gobbraghey moghrey jiu as ta mee son shooyl er y traie fastyr jiu
I am working this morning today and I am intending walking on the beach this afternoon
Bob: C’raad t’ou gobbraghey?
Where are you working?
Juan: Ta mee gobbraghey ayns Doolish
I am working in Douglas
Bob: C’raad t’ou shooyl er y traie?
Where are you walking on the beach?
Juan: Ta mee shooyl er y traie ayns Rhumsaa
I am walking on the beach in Ramsey
Bob: Ansherbee, ta mee goll dys Doolish nish
Anyway, I’m going to Douglas now
Juan: Mie dy liooar. Hee’m oo
Good enough. I’ll see you
Bob: Hee’m oo
listen to the recording here:
cowag: first conversation