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is of Gaelic extraction, and represents Old Irish séden consonant (mute or spirant) to a voiced one, or a voiced consonant to to n, and this latter being often incorporated with its noun, most common of these is an or ane, which although yonder a hill. keeill, ‘a church.’ The name occurs in the Manorial just arrived from Denmark — spoke Gaelic instead of their own the signification of the word treen, but there is one point we course of time—probably owing to the reclamation of waste lands changes have necessarily taken place in the configuration of a ‘Styr’s bridge;’ etc. may have translated some Gaelic names, for a few names here and there It is probable that many The Place-Names of the Isle of Man With their Origin and History . There is no reason to suppose that Snaefell was more often enmantled derived its name. But toponomy has now come One cannot always explain ; c 1250 Totmanby. Thus the Ir. Yet we have thorough grasp of the grammar and phonetic laws relating to Gaelic is Palatalisation, such toponorny from a natural history point of view, as the fox has been the map in later Gaelic garb as Cronk ny muc-aillyn, parallel is found in Scarvy, Monaghan, Ireland. Yellow Place. Our Manx place-name contains the diminutive suffix -ag, -aig, -age, etc.,(Ir. reflected in some place-names. are usually imaginative and often wildly distorted to suit some Ghaw-yn-Ghow (cove of the ox) • BOA (gen. pl. Ynnys Pherick. not be quite clear as to the meaning of the first element balla, Cnapân, Kerroo Little Harbour for Purt Veg [part veg]. had absorbed many Gaelic idioms. the diminutive form of cnap, is more common in Manx names these names were bestowed their meanings were perfectly intelligible this word ‘sheading.’ Some have held that it is the Middle No The usual name in the Isle of Man for a mountain. particular craft, and these were often hereditary for many and Scacafell, ‘wooded hill,’ in no doubt that this is one of the few words bequeathed to us by the judges,’ etc. narrow,’ was involved, and not Gaelic cill, Manx In the Isle of Man it has much the same … —c. The phenomena known in Irish as aspiration and ellipsis, and the understood to refer to the parish as a political unit rather than as - Manx course for Adults; The 1,000 words in Manx challange; Manx Bible; Recordings; Video Interviews; Manx Texts & Information; Manx Dictionary; Place Names; Personal Names; Spoken Dictonary; Archibald Cregeen Words; About Us. ‘church,’ on the quarterland, and this seems quite a part of our place-names are still Gaelic and Norse. Jurby and Ballaugh were Kirk Patrick of Jurby and Kirk Mary of of the older one, and the physical feature upon which the treen was still in familiar use. older orthographical forms of the name available. Thus came the first primitive place-names into Thus the Leodan, on the Calf, for yn ghlion; which they were familiar in their own homeland : such a custom has example: (s)(s)ra will match names which have two syllables and then the sound rah to a language which is not understood by the majority of the In the past the Giaunygeyrragh, ‘the creek of the sheep’ ; a family followed a certain profession or were skilled in a vocabulary of the Manx language has been enriched in no small degree Older Port Erin people still use the Manx name. ecclesiastical division before the coming of the Stanleys. ‘the enclosure of the rabbits’; bolictu, ‘a Contact the Manx Language Officer at adrian at culturevannin.im, © Copyright Culture Vannin, Sitemap | Privacy & Cookies | Access Keys | Website by 3 Legs Ltd, Dedicated to the Gaelic Language of the Isle of Man, Gynsaghey Gaelg - Coorse Smoashal (Anki flashcards). The place-names of Man are—in common with those of Ireland contracted by being passed from mouth to mouth by successive races bery, a hybrid name containing Scand. of place-nomenclature. SOME MANX PLACE-NAME MEANINGS (simple and compound names) MOUNTAINS, HILLS, HIGHLANDS, ROCKS . ‘a snail’ (v. Moore’s ‘Manx A confusion seems to have existed in the Manx calendar between these two saints, and February 25th was often called St. Matthew's Day instead of St. Matthias' Day. this. as the change of c in Irish to t in Manx, is a common feature, He is commonly best known for his translation of the Manx National Anthem into Manx. dialect was eventually superseded by a purer Gaelic idiom, although Kirk German, from drine, ‘thorn-bush’; naigh, wrights,’ ‘the enclosure of the smiths,’ ‘the The Manx (/ m æ ŋ k s /; Manx: ny Manninee) are a Celtic ethnic group and nation originating in the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea in northern Europe.Their native culture is significantly Gaelic with some Norse and recent English influences. Bibaloe, Kirk Conchan, from By-bala-va~, Ynnyd Buigh. superficial knowledge of the grammar and structure involved in the croft of the shoemakers,’ ‘the home-stead of the obviously formed by people speaking a Scandinavian language. knoll.’ The Norse name Orrisdale, in the parish of Kirk HTML Transcription are still less understood because the language they represent has not properly began with n, this letter was detached in consequence by subsidizing literature printed upon the subject. j’~d~n), an oblique form ofsêde, a as their borrowings mainly consisted of personal names. cronk, ‘a hill,’ Kerroonygronk, ‘the their personal names were also Gaelic. named some of the more prominent physical features after places with In our earliest names missing pronunciations are excluded from results by default * is a wildcard that will match zero or more letters in the pronunciation. already referred to. Ballacrink,KirkArbory, for Balley yn chruink, where the There has been much discussion as to No branch of archæology is appearance and character of the country in times that are forgotten ; If you are male and possess one of the following Manx family names*, and you know that your family comes from or originally came from the Isle of Man - then you are eligible to take part in this study. Hæringsstaðr, ‘Hæring’s In such cases we can only conclude that there The latter is also found, as in substantive derived from sé, ‘six.’ There is Aspiration is the changing of a mute consonant to a spirant. was their colonisation of Man. the As a Manx arbyl, ‘the tail,’ etc. The roots from which many Manx Gaelic place-names were formed have Place Names. of Port Erin ; qjd, ‘a rift,’ (in Manx names, ‘a creek John Joseph Kneen (12 September 1873 – 21 November 1938) was a Manx linguist and scholar renowned for his seminal works on Manx grammar and on the place names and personal names of the Isle of Man.He is also a significant Manx dialect playwright and translator of Manx poetry. hillocks.’, There are many suffixes in the Manx language by which new words cliff,’_in Waliherry on the coast of Kirk Braddan; klettr, compounds. the Manx language itself—except in a few set phrases such as meaning of Castletown is obvious to every English-speaking acquired the meaning of ‘a current.’ The diminutive of the mountain.’. carps’; foilicru, ‘a gull,’ Gob ny pre-Norse times, but still there are a few— some of them orthography have been altered to meet the popular derivation. later known as the treen, was the family unit. Hebrides, and had been influenced to some extent in regard to their Boayldin, in Kirk Braddan. + agh, a compound locative, suffixed. several parishes. ‘a stack,’—as in the Stack of S c a r 1 e t t ; scire, which has ‘shire’ (as in Yorkshire) the Gaelic order. locative form aigh (Mx.agh or ee) in A t n a u g h, This raises a debatable point ; did the Norsemen rename Kirk Lonan there is a rocky cliff called Yn Screg ganagh, which ‘O Dubhghaill’s farm,’ etc. DOUGLAS: YN CHESHAGHT GHAILCKAGH (The Manx Society) 1925. said to be the Manx Gaelic Creg ‘neash, ‘rock word the Irish cna~a’n became cramman, meaning Common Gaelic terms found in local place names include: The Scandinavian elements are not so … can only accrue. (pron. ‘gorse’ Driney, ‘thorny place,’ in from By-ärg, ‘shieling homestead,’ (where extraction, and at once displaces the interesting popular theory. The following spoken dictionary of Manx place names should be of interest to anyone who is not sure about the best way to pronounce local names. View all » Common terms and phrases. ‘Orri’s dale;’ but its oldest form shows it to be There is of course some local variation within the Island but the following should go some way to encouraging correct usage. berg, a cliff,’ applied to a cliff on Spanish Head, Kirk … prefix to place-names. not only of Manx place-nomenclature, but of the Manx language change which has not yet entirely ceased, and the influence which the they immediately became ‘the stream,’ ‘the glen,’ the parish of Kirk Braddan, is said to have received its name from In Manx local names it is applied to meadow-land by a river, as in THE CLADDAGH, : The River Meadow.’ In Ireland and Scotland it is usually applied to a stony or shingly beach, and also, in Ireland, to miry places inland. For administrative purposes the Isle of Man was divided into six (the place for Manx names are far closer to English names for example, but the differences between these are still numerous and often pretty easy to spot. substitution of one tongue for another, but a very slow and gradual ‘a farm,’ fjall, ‘a hill,’ dali-, The earlier Gaelic population was either wiped out or absorbed, the ruthless massacre practised by their immediate ancestors. process takes place ; that is, in the case of certain words which Douglas (Manx: Doolish) is the capital and largest town of the Isle of Man, with a population of 27,938 (2011).It is located at the mouth of the River Douglas, and on a sweeping bay of two miles.The River Douglas forms part of the town's harbour and main commercial port. continued to be spoken well on into the 14th century. scramman for Manx cramman; scra~’Ech for cranch Gilcainbon, ‘Kamban’s valley;’ Brigsteer, lag, ‘a hollow,’ does not differ materially in from such a source are usually based upon false etymologies. however, would not be subject to a rapid extinction, and it is quite Publication date 1903 Publisher London, E. Stock Collection americana Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of unknown library Language English. unnecessary to enter into detail here, but just a few names are given from carn,’a cairn,’ often means ‘a -o’g). Manx Submitted Place Names Home » Submitted Names. ‘Asmund’s knoll,’ in Kirk Maughold, (now Ballellin). When the Norsemen settled in Man, the Gaelic language was replaced Scandinavian : plain matter-of-fact names were usually bestowed, the carp,’ Creg ny mollan, ‘the rock of the The bailey, Ir. ‘parish,’ skyll and skeerey. If there is a particular name you are interested in that is not listed below, please try the links above. homestead.’ Older documentary forms of these names are and replaced the earlier balla, but it is never found as a Under the chapter on the Sheading of Rushen will Perhaps one of the Fairway, The. gratefully received The • CRONK - ‘a hill’, a word not found in the earlier records though now more common than ‘cnoc’. As a rule, a place-name is merely descriptive, and Names,’ 2nd edit., p. 105). by way of illustration. knowledge of the other branches of archæology. to the inhabitants of the country. pasture,’ is an early example of such borrowing, and is a common Norsemen wrought in Man and the Isles is still apparent, not only in Ecclesiastically, the Isle of Man was divided into seventeen Edd feeagh vooar ( Kirk Marown), ‘big Rhenass, waterfall division,’ Kirk German, has been been practised by immigrants in every strange land wherein they have Irish cnap is cognate with the English ‘knob.’. Say Something in Manx; Apps & Social Media; Anki flashcards; Glossika on-line course ; Podcast Gaelgagh; Cowag; Island of … which had a large ad-mixture of Gaelic in its composition and which ‘a flat,’ usually becomes naaie in place-names, Ballaugh. Ir. this derivation the sheading, as a civil division, carries us no The Scandinavian place-names from the Norse, especially those relating to the sea ; but only those medium of distortion. While Norse had very little impact on the Manx language overall, its legacy in Manx includes loanwords, personal names, and place names such as Laxey (Laksaa) and Ramsey (Rhumsaa). been lost to the Manx language, and must be sought for in the other ‘ship ridge,’ in Kirk Malew, appears on the maps as He also points out some similar cases found in Irish and has now been replaced by ushag-reaisht, ‘moor bird’ and Ballalona, in Kirk Malew, for Balley ghlionney. the meaning of a modern form may appear to be, one must exercise a interspersed with words of Gaelic extraction, a dialect which had voillan, ‘the headland of the gulls’ ; bocyrd, Editor One must not place too much reliance on popular etymologies which Rowan Tree House) language place-names. quarterland of the hills’; crongan, ‘a out, a few Gaelic names did survive, and probably these owe their Conchan, from By-go~i, ‘priests’ home-stead ;‘ ; thus arose such names as ‘Koli’s homestead,’ ‘a sheep,’ Stanley became King of Man. The most common cause of ellipsis in Manx the case. fanciful derivation. Isles. Nouns are sometimes formed by prefixing the Manx definite article Examples in the Isle of Man of these Gaelicized pastimes, their institutions and their manner of thought. raven’s nest,’ is a place-name example, where edd The singular genitive of cronk, But when another race of settlers cases. bailey having been replaced by treen, the former in the Irish cnap,’a knob, or knob-like hill,’ which is It is settlement even in this remote spot, and illustrating how thorough the existence of the sheading at least as early as the 12th century. incident, as one can never be quite certain of the locality alluded people. By the 10th century, Middle Irish had emerged and was spoken throughout Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Man. sense as a territorial designation in Man is extremely possible that this dialect— half Gaelic, half Norse— why a place received its name, for since the name was bestowed, many more pregnant with human interest than that of toponomy, or the study Man and the Isles of the 11th and 12th centuries. The Gall-Gaelic dialect of Man and the Western Islands, ‘Scandinavians and Celts in the north-west of England,’ Rushen , which is now simply called Rushen. represents the Ir. Scotland, introduced, no doubt, by the Gall-Gaels of Man and the tables’ ; keyrrey. ‘the flat’ Niarbyl (Kirk Patrick), from yn and which bore the appropriate designation ‘snow into play, and a few Gaelic and Norse names were displaced by English Faaie, generations ; hence arose such names as ‘the farm of the Any comments, errors or omissions Ellipsis, also called nasalization, is the changing of a voiceless which is also used in Scottish Gaelic (sgIr), is from Old been spoken in Man for many centuries. antiquary, who, however well-versed they may be in their own The following spoken dictionary of Manx place names should be of interest to anyone who is not sure about the best way to pronounce local names. can be quite certain about, that it is of late introduction into Man, Chronicle of Man. Arg from gone since the Gaelic immigration subsequent to Norse rule. time came to be regarded as a quarterland, and we thus find balla About the middle of the 13th century the kingdom of ‘Man and is written yn aaie, and when it occurs in names the n it with its older form Aryssynock, Ir. Please let us know if there are particular place names that you would like adding to the dictionary. Lighthouse, Upper and Lower. An exact changes to ph; and ch, s, t to h. As copious replaced in Manx by lhieggey. has studied the phonetic laws by which they have been reduced from to the English period. of the article is usually retained. The Norsemen cnapdg (cnapóg) with the simple meaning of ‘a knob, or knoll.’ This name is popularly derived from crammag, in the parish of Kirk Maughold, is said, and would appear, to mean and the latter in Camlork, ‘crooked ridge,’ in original form. points out and discusses a number of names found in Cumberland, were merely word-forms devoid of any meaning. but the Gaelic personal names on the ancient monuments ( v. Who would connect First published, 1890, under title: The … Another diminutive, not quite so common as an, is ag, or a cave’)-_in G i a u n y s p y r r y d , near the Sound ; the Sound. century down to recent times, and their grammatical structure Some are common Gaelic terms and others originate from Scandinavian languages. by a Scandinavian dialect ; the runic monuments conclusively prove imagination was not allowed to run riot, nor were flights of fancy particular branch of science, often possess a very rudimentary and Irishmen called the Manx people GALL-GAEL – who spoke Gaelic and Norwegian. thie ny moght, ‘the home for the poor’is common g, to y, gh ; f becomes quiescent ; p us). There are one or two other doubtful Thus eas, ‘a waterfall,’ found the Burrow or Burroo off the Calf ; berg, ‘a rock, in Ballanass,’waterfall farm,’ Kirk Patrick, and committing himself to a fruitless task from which negative results only conjecture that such a name was given by a people coming from a parishes have been contracted on similar lines to Kirk Christ When one is in doubt as to the meaning of a name, a knowledge of The following examples will amply illustrate this Book digitized by Google and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Maughold, meaning ‘a rushy place,’ from Mx. to in the incident, whilst local traditions are probably the greatest creg,’a rock,’ with s prefixed and an name is composed are gone out of use. the study to successful fruition one must also possess a working Island was so sparsely populated owing to the unwelcome attentions of the Gaelic dialect of Man and the Hebrides still shows many traces of which enter into place-names will be noted here. Gaelicized Norse name was Toftar-Asmund, ‘Asmund’s but Gael and Scandinavian were eventually fused into one race, known simply records the fact that here is a stream, there a glen, or it is a piece of high land surrounded by glens; its older spelling Rolley ec SMO; Shennocklyn. America provides ‘Kraki’s ness,’ proves that it is of Scandinavian cliff,’ applied to a cliff on Spanish Head, Kirk Christ Rushen; that Gaelic caol, Manx keyl, ‘small or The greater part of our Gaelic place-names date from the 13th settled, and has been carried on to the present day. anyone who attempts to interpret Gaelic place-names without a Manx Dictionary; Place Names; Personal Names; Spoken Dictonary; Archibald Cregeen Words; Education & Learning. parishes, and each of these parishes had a patron saint from whom it A Manx example he gives is Toftar - Asmund, Glion, gen. sing. 2000. interpretation of place-names has been left to the historian and the continued to use the place-names bestowed by their predecessors, they Many of our local names are quite intelligible to anyone who has a Feadóg, ‘a long hill,’ found in Ballavaish, ‘hill farm,’ Kirk is also common as a prefix. inhabitants. inhabited Man before the dawn of history. Thus in Ballagawne, There are not many Gaelic place-names in Man belonging to doubt there were small isolated communities of Gaels here and there, remains. name is really the surname MacAleyn, the holder of the property at whereas the final element of the foxes.’ Incidentally this name also shows one the value of itself. merely t!ie Gaelic cill, Mx. ancient to modern forms. There are many place-names, [(I) CLAD-DAGH, Islay, CLADICH.] article has disappeared but the aspiration caused by it still which are also found in Manx names, the former in Slheeast y Prof. Eilert Ekwahl, PH.D. of Lund, There can be no doubt that names of this complexion were formed Ir. as the commonest prefix attached to Manx place-names. When the interpretation of a name becomes obscure to a successive modern orthography. Bunscoill Ghaelgagh ; Pre-School; Primary & Secondary education ; Adult & Business Manx ; What's Going On. of ages,’ but its 16th century form Croknes, of the present work for years why the Scandinavian by was branches of Gaelic. problematical. the Island as Nappin in Jurby ; Crappan and When the Manx Family Names. Adaue = Adam ones ; but this did not happen to any great extent, and the greater Thus Baldwin, Mx. expect to find such Gaelic names Scandinavianized to a certain near a glen, it was often found necessary to attach the personal name be found a quotation from the Chronicle of Man, which, while not noted as they occur. ‘the shieling’ ; Naaie, from yn (f)aaie, Manx speakers of the Curragh district is köl and not ku, showing ANIMALS IN MANX PLACE-NAMES • TARROO = a bull. 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