Manx is back

In 2009 UNESCO declared that Manx, the native language of the Isle of Man, was extinct. Its death began in the 19th century as English was enforced from the classroom and up as the only proper way to communicate. Now, however, it looks like UNESCO were a bit quick off the mark in making their judgement, for through an unlikely combination of chatter in bars, in the classroom and on social media, Manx is making a welcome comeback, as this story explains.