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What’s with this “Wren” thing?
The oldest extant version of the fable
are presenting here appeared in 1913 in the first volume of a two-volume anthology
Saxon folktales (Plattdeutsche
Volksmärchen “Low German Folktales”)
collected by Wilhelm Wisser (1843–1935). Read
Location: Scottsdale (Vaşai S-vaşonĭ), Arizona, USA
ello, my name is Ben J. Bloomgren. I live in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
I speak Spanish, French, Italian and Portuguese. I learned the last three over
I am also very interested in birds and birding.
I came to Lowlands-L because I am fascinated
with language. My native language, English, does very screwy things with words
and concepts, and I wanted to find
out more about where we get our words. It amazed me one day when I posted a
question about the origin of the word “bird.” It was subsequently told to me
that bird comes
from the pre-Celtic word “breed.” How amazing!
That’s the kind of thing that I love about Lowlands-L.