Book Description

The 1969 facsimile reprint of the 1835 first edition originally printed & published for the author by J. Quiggan of North Quay, Douglas, Isle of Man; The following Vocabulary of the Manks language has been compiled with considerable labour and assiduity. It is designed to facilitate the attainment of that ancient language, and to furnish the reader not only with a Variety of vocables, idiomatic phrases, and proverbial expressions, but also the outlines of a Manks Grammar. That a language so venerable for its antiquity and so estimable on many accounts should be so generally neglected, is much to be lamented. The consequence of this neglect has been, that numerous corruptions have crept into the dialect in general use, and so many anglicisms been adopted, that the Manks is now seldom spoken or written in its original purity. Despised and neglected, however, as the language appears to be at present, it is susceptible of high improvement, and justly entitled to the attention of the scholar. The sublime strains of Ossian mark the capabilities of the language, and commend it to the regard of the philologist as a subject of curious enquiry, and deserving accurate investigation. The following Manks Dictionary, with the corresponding words in English, may, it is hoped by the Compiler, contribute in some degree to facilitate the acquisition of both the Manks and English languages
Dealer Notes
Reprint (Facsimile Edition); 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall; Gilt titles spine with gilt Isle of Man emblem to front cover; Covers in archive acetate film protection; last page includes appendix & errata.
Author Cregeen, Archibald
Date 1969
Binding Hardcover (Original Green Cloth)
Publisher Scolar Press Ltd.; Menston
Condition Near Fine Condition (no Dust Jacket)
Pages 187 + 1

Price: £30.00

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