Ned Maddrell (1877? - December 27th 1974) was fishing of the island of Man, and the last speaker having the Mannois like Native tongue. Nevertheless, of new maternal speakers reappeared as of his death. Since the death of Mrs. Sage Kinvig (C. 1870 - 1962), Maddrell was the only person who had spoken mannois as of her childhood, while the others spoke it like second language.
Maddrell was high in the village of Cregneash, where everyone spoke mannois (the mannois was not spoken in the cities). It leaves at sea at the age 13 years, where it could keep “alive” its language while speaking with sailors gaélophones.
Contrary to other last mannophones, Maddrell was delighted by its glory and was active in the training of the mannois to the interested parties, such as Leslie Quirk and Brian Stowell. When the Taoiseach Irish Eamon de Valera visited the island, he asked Maddrell personally, because this one had been annoyed against the governments British and mannois for their inaction vis-a-vis the language.
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