Manx Translation Services
Lingua Translations is a provider of high quality Manx translation and interpreting services. All of our Manx translation and interpreting services are conducted by fully qualified and registered Manx translators and interpreters.
Our Manx speaking linguists dealing with Manx translation requirements work across a number of different sectors, from business, financial and legal to public sector, technical, multimedia plus many others too.
Location Isle of Man
Population Approximately 84,000 people
Language family Goidelic group of the Indo-European family
Related languages Irish, Scottish Gaelic
Number of global speakers Only around 2000 native speakers
- Sourcing a Manx translation
Finding a translation company that you can trust completely with full responsibility for handling your Manx translation job can be a tricky task. There are many language service providers who will offer Manx translation services.
Therefore, it is vitally important that you take the time to find a LSP, such as ourselves, that only work with native speaking, professional Manx translators and which has rigorous recruitment/vetting procedures in place to ensure quality from start to finish.
Customer satisfaction is something we continually strive for, and we are not happy unless the customer/client is happy. We can assure you that we will put every effort into ensuring that the service you receive in providing you with a superb Manx translation will exceed expectations.
So, whether you require a Manx translation of a document, certificate, publication, or any other text, we can translate anything regardless of how large or small and how urgently you need it completed.
- Manx translation – a language overview
Manx (Gaelg/Gailck) is Celtic language belonging to the Goidelic group spoken on the Isle of Man and historically by the Manx people.
The language actually became extinct as a first language in 1974, but has since been revived with school children becoming new native speakers. The 2001 census showed that 1,689 people (around 2.2% of the population) professed to having some knowledge of the language (being able to read, speak or write Manx).
The current number of fluent speakers is believed to stand at around a few hundred, including children born into Manx-speaking families.
In recent years, despite the small number of native speakers, the prominence of the language has improved significantly, with new signage and even broadcasts.
Although Manx is closely related to fellow Goidelic languages Irish and Scottish Gaelic, it does appear considerably different due to various spelling conventions. Having said this, there is a high level of mutual intelligibility between the three spoken languages.
Also distantly related to Breton, Cornish and Welsh, the Celtic languages share similarities in their grammatical structure, but have little common ground in terms of vocabulary.