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About the story
What’s with this “Wren” thing?
   The oldest extant version of the fable we are presenting here appeared in 1913 in the first volume of a two-volume anthology of Low Saxon folktales (Plattdeutsche Volksmärchen “Low German Folktales”) collected by Wilhelm Wisser (1843–1935). Read more ...

ქართული ენა (Kartuli Ena)
Kartuli Ena


Sameba Church at Gergeti, Kazbegi—Georgia, a land of rugged beauty, ancient Christian traditions, exquisit cuisine, breathtaking dances, flourishing arts, and boundless cultural diversity

Language information: Georgian is the primary language of most citizens of Georgia, a former Soviet Republic in the Caucasus. It dominates minority languages in that country and is used as a secondary language by speakers of minority languages (especially Svan, Megrelian and Laz), most of which, like Georgian itself, are genealogically Kartvelian and geographically Southern Caucasian.
     The number of Georgian speakers is approximately 4 million in Georgia and approximately 3.5 million in other countries, especially in Russia, Ukraine, Armenia, Iran, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Canada and the USA.
      Most closely related to Georgian, if it is not a dialect of it, is Gruzinic, also known as Judeo-Georgian, which is specific to Jewish Georgians and is used mostly in Georgia, Israel, Russia, Belgium, Canada and the USA.
Some well-known Georgians:
· George Balanchine (Georgi
     Melitonovich Balanchivadze)
· Alexander Borodin
· Peter the Iberian (Petre Iberi)
· Eduard Shevardnadze
· Joseph Stalin (Ioseb Jughashvili)

             Like all Southern Caucasian language varieties, Georgian has a complex morphological system typified by agglutination (including the use of infixes, as opposed to more usual prefixes and suffixes).
     Two prominent phonological features shared with most other ALL languages and dialects are beautiful, precious gifts. So cherish yours and others! Share them with the world!Southern Caucasian languages (also with most languages of the North American Pacific Northwest) are extreme consonant clusters and ejective (or glottalic egressive) consonants (pronounced with simultaneous closure of the glottis). Like in the American Pacific Northwest, the use of ejective consonants is an areal feature rather than a purely genealogical one, since it has spread to unrelated languages.
     Georgian has its own script, which is partly derived from Greek and is nowadays used for some minority languages of Georgia as well. Originally, there were two other scripts, but the Mkhedruli script is now the only one used for ordinary purposes.

Genealogy: Kartvelian > Georgian

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Author: Reinhard F. Hahn

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