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Day 19: Colour Your World in Manx

 Life is the art of drawing, without an eraser.

I would like to think that at some point in every person’s life, they have wished to be a crayon. Maybe I am the only one who has ever experienced this strange yearning but, hopefully I can regain some pride in saying that, at one time or another, everyone has had a certain fascination for crayons. Whether it was indulging in one as a mid-morning snack or using them to graffiti the house, there has always been a  certain appeal to the multi-coloured waxed pencil.

Maybe the excitement came from the variety of colour and the idea that we could choose any colour we wanted to paint our picture. As children, nothing stopped us from drawing what we wanted to draw. But, as we get older we see life as the picture that was handed to us rather than the picture we create. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could see our life as a canvas that we paint with the crayons of our choosing?

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.

Today, Day 19 of my 30 Day Challenge to learn Manx, I am going to learn the colours that paint my life:

English:                        Manx:                                         Irish (- sounds like):

Colours                        Daaghyn  - dhen                         Dath dah

Red                               Jiarg - jurg                                  Dearg - jah-rug

Yellow                          Bwee bwee                               Buí bwee

Grey                              Lheeah leah                             Liath - leah

White                            Bane ben                                  Bán – bawn

Green                           Geayney gay-niah                    Glas gloss

Black                             Doo do                                      Dubh dove

Blue                               Gorrym gar-um                        Gorm gur-um

Brown                            Dhone doan                            Donn done

For the more exotic colours all we have to do is mix the colours together as you would on a palette. However, this only really applies for Manx:

Purple                            Gorrym-jiarg                              Corcra core-cra

Orange                          Jiarg-bwee                                 Oráiste ore-awh-shta

Pink                               Jiarg-bane                                  Bándearg

Isle of man

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