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Thread #7891 Message #48009
Posted By: Philippa
04-Dec-98 - 02:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr ADD: Mrs. McGrath (University-Dubliners)
Subject: RE: LYR REQ : Mrs. McGrath
In case Bobby doesn't reply, it's Manx, which using a spelling system based on English - even though English spelling is not at all consistent phonetically. Irish would be 'slán leat' for goodbye (health/well-being to you). I don't know Manx Gaelic, but Scots Gaelic often uses the preposition "ri" in places where Irish uses "le"; thus "ris" (reesht) instead of "leat". Hopefully Bobby will tell us more.