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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
of Europe’s favorite cities, Prague is arguably
the center of the Czech language despite a long
period of German domination under
information: Czech is the official language of the Czech Republic (an area that formerly
was referred to as “Bohemia”). It is also widely used
in Slovakia and in other neighboring countries, as well as in Australia and
in the Americas. Czech has absorbed many German influences, partly because
of age-old contacts with neighboring Germany and Austria, and partly because
its territory used to be
of the Austro-Hungarian colonies in which German predominated.
Czech is closely
related to Slovak, and close coexistence of the two before the splitting up of Czechoslovakia
has added mutual influences and shared vocabulary. However, mutual comprehension
between the two is by no means perfect, and the two have rather distinctive features.
Czech distinguishes long and short vowels on the phonemic level, this being a
Besides National Standard Czech, there are three major Czech dialects groups,
of Bohemia or Czechia (Czech Čechy,
Polish Bohemia or Czechy właściwe, German Böhmen or Tschechei)
of Moravia (Czech Morava, Polish Morawy,
of the Czech-administered parts of Silesia (Czech Slezsko, Polish Śląsk, Silesian Polish Ślonsk or Ślunsk, German Schlesien)
Genealogy: Indo-European > Slavic > West > Czecho-Slovak