Monday, August 17, 2015



George Broderick, A Handbook of Late Spoken Manx, Vol. 2: Dictionary (Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1984), pp. 239-240:
JOUYL: [phonetic transcription omitted here and throughout] - devil; motor-car. Ir. diabhal.
a. ta'n jouyl aynjee – the devil is in her, ie. she's mischievous.
b. t'ad goll nish gollrish yn jouyl hene - they go now like the devil himself.
c. cheet magh dy fakin yn jouyl cheet er y raad – coming out to see the car coming along the road.
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