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Word "flag" in Manx

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Keywords: brattagh | brattaghyn | mergey | mergaghyn |
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In Manx, "my flag" is "my vrattagh" (similar spelling of "my" is coincidental, "my" in Manx is pronounced something like "muh"). I haven’t been able to track down any instances of *"mrattagh" or *"mrattaghyn" so I’d say it’s the theoretical genitive form based on Irish and Scots Gaelic declension until someone tracks down an actual sample showing this usage.
Brian Ellis, 26 Oct 2007


Word " brattagh "

Word:
brattagh
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*brataq

Remarks:

Manx Wikipedia article about brattagh
Listed in the English Wikitionary
Manx Wikitionary entry about brattagh

For Manx, "brattagh" (pl. "brattaghyn") is the general term for flag: Yn/Y Vrattagh Ashoonagh = The National Flag. (The Manx definite article "yn" is often shortened to "y" before a word beginning with a consonant. Ex. yn vrattagh = y vrattagh "the flag"). Directly related to Irish "bratach".
Brian Ellis, 25 Oct 2007


Word " brattaghyn "

Word:
brattaghyn
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "brattagh"

Word " mergey " (="ensign, standard, banner, color")

Word:
mergey
Script:
Latin
Etym. family:
*merg-
Meaning:
ensign, standard, banner, color

"Mergey" (pl. "mergaghyn") is used for "ensign" (The Red Ensign = Yn Mergey Jiarg, The Blue Ensign = Yn Mergey Gorrym, The White Ensign = Yn Mergey Bane) and also for "standard", "banner" or "color". Directly related to Irish "meirge".
Brian Ellis, 25 Oct 2007


Word " mergaghyn "

Word:
mergaghyn
Script:
Latin
Variant:
plural of "mergey"

The plural form of "mergey" ("mergaghyn") is also used to mean "bunting".
Brian Ellis, 25 Oct 2007


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