The revival of Manx

The last native speaker of the Celtic language Manx, spoken on the Isle of Man, died in 1974 and the language was declared extinct. Now there is a primary school teaching Manx, a radio program in Manx, and even a vampire novel written in Manx! The following article from the BBC news contains a fascinating account of the attempts to revive this language, and wonderful interviews with the school children leaning Manx:
“Come-overs” (that is, people who have come to the Isle of Man from other parts of England) seem to be especially interested in learning Manx.
(Note that the Canadian term equivalent to “come-over” is “come from away”, or CFA, a person who is not from Atlantic Canada.)

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