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Manx Gaelic leid

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Manx Gaelic leid (Gaelg) is a Celtic leid spak in the Isle o Man an is pairt o the Goidelic group.[1] It dee'd oot as a mither tongue in the 1940s[2] but haes syne been resurrectit bi scholars an is spak by mibbe as mony as 2,000 fowk. The leid is sib wi Erse leid an Scots Gaelic. It uises a different writin seestem mair akin tae the Inglis leid, Scots leid an Welsh leid anes raither nor the Gaelic ane.

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  1. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (David Crystal, editor); Cambridge University Press, 1987; p. 302: "The movement of the Goidelic peoples continued from Ireland into the Isle of Man... From about the 10th century... doubtless Manx Gaelic began to diverge"
  2. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language (David Crystal, editor); Cambridge University Press, 1987; p. 303: "The Isle of Man was wholly Manx-speaking until the 18th century... the last mother-tongue speakers died in the late 1940s"