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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
Hills” and Philippine Tarsier
syrichta), the world’s smallest
language and culture.
Boholano (also known by the native names Binul-anón and Bulanón) is by many regarded as being a dialect group of Cebuano, while others, especially native speakers, consider it a language in its own
right. Having been originally confined to the Island of Bohol within the Visayan
it developed in relative isolation and thereby both preserved some ancient features
features that set it apart from mainstream Cebuano. Among phonological features
are j [dz] ~ [dj] where related languages have y [j], and sporadically h where related languages have intervocalic k—“related languages” including Cebuano. While all this is true of most Boholano dialects, the dialects
of Bohol’s larger urban centers, especially of Tagbilaran City, are much closer to mainstream
Cebuano, supposedly are Cebuano dialects on Boholano substrates as a result of
Cebuano language education and media exposure.