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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
Waray/Bisakol of Gubát
Beach is a major vacationers’ attraction in Sorsogon.
The name Bikol is misleading in the case of this group of language varieties. Technically speaking,
they constitute a member of the Warayan group of Philippine languages, are
thus most closely related to Waray-Waray (Samarenyo). Many consider Gubát Waray a “Bisakol” language, namely a transitional variety between Bikol and Visayan (Bisayan).
Gubat Waray is
province of Sorsogon, which lies in the Bicol Region of Luzon Island. Geographically
it is thus wedged between
the Bikol varieties to the north and the Waray varieties to the south.