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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
Ulfilas (Wulfila, ca. 310–388)
from Greek to
Gothic is an extinct language, belonging to the extinct East Germanic branch.
Gothic is important to Germanic linguistics because it (and a handful of early
Old Norse runic inscriptions) was recorded long before other Germanic languages.
Gothic offers us a glimpse at an earlier stage of a Germanic. The earliest
extant Gothic document in Gothic is a partial Bible translation by Bishop Ulfilas
in the 4th century C.E.
(For further information please see the translator’s notes).