Let's Learn Guernsey's Language by Yan Marquis & Jo Dowding - this is a topic-by-topic introduction to the language and has an accompanying You Tube channel (also available to download for free from Guernsey Museums website here). You are in our thoughts and prayers. Eeez Orrmeh, eeez Orrmeh nouz eee leh CF (Claub ah Fautbaul) celebrye deh DJERR-nehz-ee eee nou s'au vah eeez Orrmeh. Dictiounnaire Angllais-Guernésiais, 4th edition by Marie De Garis, 2012. Ah kye a-eer-k lah gaum DJERR-nehz-yeeez-k maush? Nou-z essperr keh-l paahs-aahshz pahr arr teh bwau? There are several different versions, depending on who you are referring to. Nou z-espère qué l'passâge par aer tait bouan? Folklore of Guernsey by Marie de Garis - this includes some fascinating stories, poems and expressions which use the language. Guernésiais is not currently taught in Guernsey schools. ‘Guernesiais has been a unique feature of the island’s history and culture for hundreds of years, but the language is now facing the possibility of extinction in just the next few years,’ said committee president Matt Fallaize. It is a domain having gg extension. The 2001 census revealed Guernesiais was spoken daily by about 1,300 people. "Felicitâtiaons pour aver yaeu la citouoyennetaï", "Felicitâtiaons pour aver gogni la citouoyennetaï", Names for projects / groups / organisations, S'ramassaïr pour la maisaon (gather oneself up to go home), (La/Énne) D'viss'rie or (La/Énne) Caonversâtiaon, Touor. It is a domain having gg extension. Our translator had never come across a name for 'Mulberry' in Guernsey French, but some sources suggest that it shares a name with 'Blackberry'. Naut pehrr k'eee o s-yeehl, benee nan(g), nou-t pree, benee shutt maushzree eee leee s-yau kee l'an(g) prepahraye, o nan(g) deh Jehzu-Chreest, Ahmen, Good afternoon Ladies & Gentlemen. Gurning will return to this year's Rocquaine Regatta and we can't wait to see the entrants. The Guernsey Language Commission is funded by a grant from the States but also seeks support and sponsorship from the private sector and local individuals. Dear ....We hope you are feeling a little better. Ya daei maunierr d'ettaud du jeur: aet la chaedeil ou lé miraei ki-l mirr. Buy online here. Nou n'peut pas aïdger toute la paeque, mais toute la paeque peut aïdger tchiqu'eun. Conversations in Guernsey French by Hazel & Harry Tomlinson - this includes phonetic spelling. Chàngeaïz vos pensaïes et vous chàngaeaïz vote maonde, Shaejai vo paussai ei vou shaejai vaut maond. Furthermore, Guernésiais has no universally agreed spelling or grammar, so the translator strives to reflect usage when preparing translations. At the turn of the millennium, only 2% of Guernsey’s population spoke Guernesiais fluently, and things were set to get worse: just 0.1% of young people on the island had any fluency. I have no quarrel with anyone; I rarely speak. Au meis d'octobe nou s'apeurchêve des jours racouochi, et k'il est metché d'ertagier l's ôloges énne haeure. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission is the supervisory authority for financial services in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.They operate via a risk-based approach towards their supervision of licensees, following a program known as PRISM. J'ai pas d'omis; m's omis saont mes sens. The Collected Works of Marjorie Ozanne edited and translated by Ken Hill (2 volumes) Buy online here. Quànd nou n'peut pas ouvri la haeche, nou saoute par dessus! Page Transparency See More. Available to buy from Guernsey Museum. It's not everyday you get ask to translate 'gurning competition' but we aim to please! ', Chu meis nou célèbra lé jour dla Liberâtiaon, et coum nou di, 'Faot daon s'en ermaette et célébraï! Activity book - this family resource is available to download for free from the Guernsey Museums website. Baïle-naon ogniet note poïn pour la journaïe. Background to the proposals. I have neither master nor disciples; I am both myself. Once your comment has been submitted, it won’t appear immediately. Rémouque ta pauneis (when addressing one person only, very informal). Lé mei d'oû est l'mei des Shaos traditiounaels en Dgernesi, pens-ous y allaï? Deputy Duquemin commented that, "The Guernsey Language Commission is in its infancy and my visit was an effort to learn from what is widely accepted in the minority language community as the Manx success story. Next Story. School. Best teacher / wonderful teacher / great teacher, Millaeure maitraesse/Merveillaeuse maitraesse/Maunifique Maitraesse. It's the start of the Town Carnival on 15th of this month, let's all go and see it then. Nou vou swaet ae Bwau Nweh, eee-yee ae bwau tau! Always Open. The Guernsey Language Commission promotes the Guernsey French Language. For a detailed bibliography of books and publications, go back to the home page and choose 'articles'. There is no word for 'Graduation'. The reformed Guernsey Language Commission will be formed as an umbrella body to help the work of existing institutions and groups and it will have four core objectives: Raise awareness of Guernésiais and encourage participation, giving it a relevance to the present-day population and economy of the Island. Stream Tracks and Playlists from Guernsey Arts Commission on your desktop or mobile device. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. In January 2018, Island Language LBG was formed as a non-profit group to promote Guernesiais learning. O meee-d auktaub nou s'ahpuhr-sheeev deee shzour rahcwaushee, eee k'eel eee mecheh-d errtaashz-yeh-l z-oloshz en a-eer. Faot espéraï qu'i n'fra poui tro fré cht ivaer. Bianvu à nos neuches, One is nearer to God's heart in the garden than anywhere else, Nou z-est pus prés du tchoeur du Bouan Giu au gardin qu'autcheun aoute bord, 'Du bouan vent et énne maraïe qui vou sié', 'du bwaw vaw eh enn mahhr-rye kee voo s'yeh', À té à jaumais (addressed informally to 1 person), Pour té (addressed informally to 1 person), Ma belle p'tite fille or... Ma belle grànd fille. The Guernsey Sports Commission, which is holding football tournaments at Beau Sejour this week as part of its On Your Marks initiative, will deliver PE in primary schools for the next five years. J'm'en vais vei lé CF Guernesiais ogniet à Footes Lane. "Congratulations on having citizenship", 2. Y a daeux monières d'étende du jeur: aete la chàndele ou lé miraeux qui l'mire. 1,139 Followers, 286 Following, 143 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Guernsey Arts Commission (@guernseyarts) We recommend that the best, most sociable and enjoyable way to learn the language is to meet someone who speaks it. From .... Chiaer (masc. This website is estimated worth of $ 8.95 and have a daily income of around $ 0.15. Guernsey Language Commissioner visits Island by Adrian Cain. J'lé fais mé! Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin to join Guernsey Language Commission Tue, 28 Apr 2015 The continued growth of interest in Manx Gaelic and the international recognition this has engendered for the Island was further illustrated last week when Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin, was invited to Guernsey to join the Guernsey Language Commission. T'es dans nos pensaïes et périères. Chance to question P&R at public drop-in Friday 11 December 2020 « Return to News. We wish you a Merry Christmas, have a great time! You can find videos to go with this book here. I have no songs; I hear the birds in the wood. Whistleblowing line: 01481 748094 Whistleblowing Email: [email protected] gfsc.gg. Introduction. Guernsey Patois. 2 were here. Y a énne achie qu'j'vous ai pas vaeusse (you = formal or plural, and fem. Long time no see / haven't seen you in ages. The commission said it is allocating 100 million euros (£89 million) to purchase rapid antigen tests and to deliver them to EU member states. BBC Guernsey website Learn a bit of Guernsey French - In 10 separate lessons, you can with Hazel Tomlinson (unfortunately the audio seems to be outdated but you can still see the phonetic spelling), BBC Guernsey dictionary - a very useful list of common words and expressions, no audio but there is phonetic spelling. Contact Us - Guernsey Language Commission (Guernesiais) Please use the form below to submit your query or comment. ), J'té verrai a méjeu (or simply 'a méjeu'), J'té verrai cht arleuvaïe (or simply 'a cht arleuvaïe'), We are thinking of.... (a place, like Portelet), Nou pense à-n-énne taque (a physical place), Put your ...... shoes/hat/clothes..... on, Passe mé lé lette/lait / les galaettes si t'pllaît. We wish you a Happy New Year full of peace and prosperity! Au meis d'févérier i s'peut ké y ait du fré et d'la née. A £300,000 bid to save the "critically endangered" Guernesias language has been agreed by the States of Guernsey. The new Guernsey Language Commission has been set up to help save Guernsey's own language… Faot s'enr'gistraï. Here you will find different playlists including: - 'Conversations in Guernsey French' with Harry & Hazel Tomlinson. See more of Guernsey Language Commission on Facebook The last few years have seen a growing international awareness of the Isle of Man success story that is the revival of interest in the language. This page is not available in your selected language. Commission for Guernsey and Alderney LBG The Perkins Suite, KGV Playing Fields Rue Cohu Castel Guernsey GY5 7SZ Telephone Number 01481 210420 Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org. J'counis pas d'lures; lé vent et la plleute mé caonte à l'oréle. Guernsey Overseas Aid Commission will have a reduced budget next year due to coronavirus. Manx Language Development Officer to join Guernsey Language Commission by MT The continued growth of interest in Manx Gaelic and the international recognition this has engendered for the Island was further illustrated last week when Adrian Cain, the Manx Language Development Officer for Culture Vannin, was invited to Guernsey to join the Guernsey Language Commission. ), Chière (fem.) Language commission to be formed. Mes Prumieres paroles (my first words) en Guernésiais by Harry Tomlinson - this includes phonetic spelling of many words and expressions *not currently available online*. 2 were here. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. The grant will be used over three years to set up a Guernsey Language Commission. I have no mother; my mother are the plants and the streams that sustain me. Note Père qu'est au Ciel, bénis naon, nou t'prie, bénis chutte mogerie et les siauns qui l'aont préparaï, au naom dé Jésu-Christe, Amen. Dé.... (informal, singular), (when addressing a male, formal, or when addressing more than one person both informal and formal), (when addressing a female, formal, or when addressing more than one female both informal and formal). I am. Start by doing what is necessary; then do what's possible; and then suddenly you are doing the impossible, C'menchaïz par faire chu qu'est necessaire, et pis faisaïz chu qu'est possiblle; et pis tout d'aen caoup vous aetes à faire l'impossiblle, Cmaushai par ferr shu k'ei necesserr; é pi fezai shu k'ei paussiblle; é pi tou d'ao cao vou aet a ferr l'impaussiblle, I can't change the direction of the wind but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination. The new Guernsey Language Commission has been set up to help save Guernsey's own language, Guernésiais. I have no friends; my friends are my senses. language… M'au veee veee leh CF DJERR-nehz-yeee aun-yeh ah Footes Lane. Impressum. Such international recognition has resulted in a growing number of individuals and delegations visiting the Island from other jurisdiction to find out the key to this success. 2 were here. ", Believe you can and you're already half way there. So 'Mulberry Cottage' could be translated as: La Tour/La Touor (these are regional varieties), Adiraï (seems to be used more for inanimate objects). The Commission has operated since Liberation Day, 9 … It is a form of Norman French, which evolved from the Vulgar Latin spoken in the region when it was part of the Roman Empire. Faot s'enr'gistraï. (in life). Y a énne achie qu'j't'ai pas vaeu (you = familiar, singular and masc. A quaïe haeure qu'la gaume guernesiaise cmenche? During mid-September days and nights are of similar/equal length. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Glossary of Guernsey Place-Names by Marie De Garis - find out what your road name means. The dominant language then was French. What time does the Guernsey game kick off? The new Guernsey Language Commission has been set up to help save Guernsey's own language… A free translation service is available from the Guernsey Language Commission thanks to … When you cannot open the gate, you jump over it! Shü meee nou celebrahh Pahhhk, keh nou vou swatt Bwaunn Pahhhk! Thank you for listening to me (giving me your attention), Our Father who is in Heaven, bless us, we pray, bless this food and those that prepared it, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen. Sh'rah biaun-a-a(n) cow l'ettaye, keh nou peu s'ataud a vei deh pu la(ng) jour eee deh pü b-yo tau. The States of Guernsey annually spends £20,000 on the commission's work. Y a énne achie qu' j'vous ai pas vaeu (you = formal or plural, and masc. Email: email@example.com. J'ai pas d'dégonerie daove autcheun; jé d'vise djére souvent. For more information, click here. WELCOME TO ISLAND LANGUAGE LBG! We arrange courses and workshops for adults. Although English is our main language, did you know that French was the official language of Guernsey as recently as 1948, due to our geographic location, close to the Bay of St Malo, near Normandy? La Feugère used also to mean Fern, but this word is now thought to be obsolete? J'ai pas d'mére; ma mére est les pllaentes et les douits qui m'soutchaune. 01481 712010 [email protected] gfsc.gg. Available to buy from Guernsey Museum. .... Nou-z-espère qu'vous s'trouvaï aen ptit mus. Et n'nou meune pas dans la tentâtiaon mais sauve naon du ma. The last few years have seen a growing international awareness of the Isle of Man success story that is the revival of interest in the language. There is however an increasing need to improve elements of this usage and further develop sports facilities in partnership with landlords, sports and the States of Guernsey. Vous aêtes dans nos pensaïes and périères. Some of these books are available to buy online but most are available to borrow from Guilles Allès Library (local section) or buy from the Press Shop or Guernsey Museum Shop in Candie Gardens. A literal translation (it would be understood) would be: But to express the same thing as 'you're just my cup of tea' could be: Sié ton tchoeur (when addressing one person informally, or someone younger than yourself), Siévaï vote tchoeur (when addressing one person formally, and also when addressing more than one person), 1. Why we are consulting. I have no enemies; my enemy is absent-mindedness. The presence of English on the Islands is in fact only a product of the last century, influenced somewhat by the Occupation of Guernsey by German forces during the Second World War. J'n'ai ni maeîte ni disciplles nitou; j'sis mé-maême ches-chin. A la mié-stembe les jours et les niets s'enter semblle. Guernsey Language Commission) wurde am 7. A new language commission is to be set up to help promote and protect the use of Guernsey French. Please enquire to hear about the latest courses on offer 747264. es es; Contacto Aspectos legales Servicios electrónicos La empresa . 01481 712706. Dis és filles qué j'les oïme énn amas (said to a wife, sibling, friend or younger person (singular)), 2. Register to vote. That’s no longer the case. Vis ta vie ogniet, hiaer est parti et d'moïn n'vianra p'tête pas jaumais. There is no literal translation of this. News Published: Feb 8, 2013. Please below see two possible translations: 1. Contact us. The 2001 census revealed the language was spoken daily on the island by about 1,300 people. Some teachers choose to feature some language in their classroom and lessons but the language does not have a designated slot in the timetable. There are several methods of learning Guernésiais and we offer a few here (this list may change as necessary). Pictured Top: The Guernsey Language Commission, recently approved by the States, hopes to re-incorporate Guernésiais into day-to-day life. ), 4. Savé est d'apprende du tems passaï à seule fin d'faire aen millaeu tems-à-vni. Regulator. Et nous pardaone nos péchés coum nou pardaone les siauns qui nous aont fait ma. Press release: Guernsey Language Commissioner visits Island. Guernsey Language Commission; Learning the language; Learning the language . A small parcel on a long journey begins to weigh heavily. Y a énne achie qu'j't'ai pas vaeusse (you = familiar, singular and fem. Change your thoughts and you change your world. When you go home tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow we gave our today, A mais qu'vous s'ramassaï pour la maisaon, disaï laeu atouor naon et dire, pour vote d'moïn nou bailli notr'oniet, There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that is your own self, Y a riocqu'aen couoïn dé l'univaers qué vous pouvaï aête saeur d'amendaï, et ch'est vous maême, L'Hiraondelle s'ramasse terrou pour la maisaon (always goes/returns home), L'Hiraondelle s'en r'viant terrou à la maisaon (always comes back home), L'Hiraondelle s'en r'va terrou à la maisaon (always goes back home). ), 3. (There are many different accents in Guernésiais but some speakers pronounce 'bohti' as rhyming with 'potty'). I know no tales; the wind and the rain whisper to me. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or 747264. I do not fall sick; the only true disease is doubt. J'lé fais mé! The Priaulx Library has a corner upstairs dedicated to Guernsey language. Leh cha-eez deh shü meee sh'erreh-l cmaushmau du Cahhrneevahh ahh lahh Veel, fow da(ng) ahhlaye l'veee. language… lé 15 dé chu meis ch'érait l'cmochement du Carniva à la Ville, faot daon allaï l'vée! Lé bouneur favorise les tchérus (the translator points out that there isn't a word for brave as such, tchéru is used to describe someone who is hearty, spirited, has get-up-and-go), Live your life today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come. I have no books; my memories are my books. Guernésiais (Norman: Dgèrnésiais) is the traditional language of Guernsey.It is a variety of Norman, similar to the dialects of Norman spoken in mainland Normandy and also to the Anglo-Norman used, after the 1066 invasion, in England.There is some mutual intelligibility with Jèrriais, the Norman dialect spoken in Jersey.It is mainly spoken by older people living in rural parts of the island. 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