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chained_bear commented on the word yinn-raape
"the corn-crake or land-rail. 'Yer like a yinn-raape out of sayson' ('In the Days of the Dooinney Moylley', Ramsey Courier, 23/12/1898). Manx eean-raip, 'tearing-bird,' from its harsh note."
—W. Walter Gill, Manx Dialect Words and Phrases, 1934, online here
April 25, 2009
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