[From Manx Dialect, 1934]


Neb, nose, as in Scotland. " He plunged in his neb, and down it all went "-the jorum of blazing gin to wit (Quarrie, " Jemmy from Jurby "). Brown uses ' neb ' also.

Newaish (stress on second), uneasiness, discontent. The country postmistress declared she " had the newaish for a whole week " when she hadn't a chance to read the postcards (Shimmin, Luss ny Graih page 1). Manx neu-aash.

Nick, opportunity, right moment. " Humoured the boat . . . till he saw the nick, and afore you'd be knowin' . . . he sent her in like a thunderboult " (Brown 213).

Noan, not, with added emphasis ; not at all. " He thraeped me out that he was at the feer yestherdayand him noan there " (V.A.D., " Thraep," argue). " He's noan English-he's a Manx puffin " (V.A.D., " Manx ").

Noise and Shout are used as verbs-usually in the present participle-for the reiterated cry of any animal and for the notes of a bird. " The cow was noisin' afther her calf." " I like hearin' the gulls shoutin' about the bay." If nightingales visited the Isle of Man they would inevitably be heard shouting or noising.

Nurse-Tender, a visiting nurse, monthly nurse (see V.A. D., "Tend ").


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