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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
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
y name is Jarley Nunes Frieb Jr. I am from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 37 years old and a pre-school teacher. I studied English for nine years (a long time ago, as you can see ...).
I found this list on the web, just a few weeks after I returned from a trip that was very important to me: I spent one week in a city named Santa Leopoldina in Espírito Santo State. My grandfather’s grandfather arrived there around 1852 from Schönau, Germany. Actually, my surname should be Friebe, not Frieb, but the registrar didn’t noticed it when my father was born (we have the same name, mine has a “Junior” added).
The good news? In Santa Leopoldina I found some people that still speaks a variety of Low Saxon—the Pommersch (Pomeranian) dialect. In a city very close to Santa Leopoldina, Santa Maria de Jetibá, I heard people talking in this dialect, and I contacted the Education Secretary there in order to get more information about it, as I was told by a person ... that they are teaching it at school! What a great thing! I am still waiting for their answer, and I asked for information about which material they are using to teach it, as they use it basically for oral communication. The dialect, as I know, is not written ... Does anybody know if this is really true?
Well, I’ve written a lot. I am sure I will learn a lot here, and maybe share some knowledge too!