Tuesday, March 24, 2015



For those of you who don't know, I blog from a small island called the Isle of Man, from the even smaller town of Ramsey. I thought it would be ideal to introduce a Manx word with each image on the abc round each week. Although most people speak English, the Manx language has been introduced and spoken again on the island after almost dying out. As a comeover, someone who came here from across, UK, this is as much of an education for myslef as it is for the reader. So word for today is Kayagh, meaning misty as it was the morning of this photo. One of the first I captured when I moved here, on a film camera. The jetty and lighthouse, looking the same today as it did 12 years ago. Only the camera has changed, but I intend to find that film camera and take it up again.

Jane Hards Photography

Image part of ABC

For those of you wanting to learn more Manx click here


Reader Wil said...

Long ago you told me that the Isle of Man had celtic influences and makes me wonder if the Manx language is kind of Gaelic.
Thanks for your comment.

KL said...

Thank you Jane.

William Kendall said...

Kayagh sounds like a good word. Lovely to say. The shot has a wonderful mood.

Obsessivemom said...

The picture looks mysterious and beautiful. Thank you for that new word - Kayagh.

Roger Owen Green said...

I think it's important to keep languages alive!


Joy said...

An interesting word, there is always something mysterious about early morning mist on the coast and the quiet stillness. I don't think I've ever experienced it on a small island.Happy adventures with your film camera.


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