From Tony Blair to a dead language: what’s the point of the Isle of Man? | Adrian Cain | TEDxDouglas



This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. A language once thought lost revived by the world’s smallest minority people. An ancient language wit intense modern relevance today.

Adrian took over the position of Manx Language Development Officer (Yn Greinneyder) for Culture Vannin in January 2004. His role is to raise the profile of Manx Gaelic both within the Island and internationally and to assist organisations who work to support the language. The last few years have seen a growth in interest in our native language and the work of the Greinneyder is to maintain and develop this. Over the last couple of years, Adrian has developed a structured adult language programme, while working on high profile projects such as translation of the Gruffalo books into Manx and the creation of two highly-praised Manx language apps.

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