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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
Language information: Faeroese is currently used by about 80,000 people in the Faeroe Islands and
by about 25,000 people in Denmark. There are some people of Faeroese descent
in other countries as well, particularly in Canada and the United States.
Descended predominantly from Old Norwegian, Faeroese is a West Nordic language.
most closely related to Old Norse and Icelandic, but there are many marked
differences between them. Due to centuries of Danish rule over
has been influenced by the Danish
writing system that
does not faithfully reflect today’s pronunciation.
Genealogy: Indo-European > Germanic > Northern (Scandinavian) > Western