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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
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You are a “guest contributor” if ...
you have translated and/or narrated the story for us, or you
have helped us in any other way with this project, and ...
you are not a member of Lowlands-L.
If you qualify, we would love to publish a brief feature article about
This is what you need to send us:
a brief introduction of yourself, your language and your culture,
or anything you like (This may be in any language you wish, though it would
to have an English version as well, for which help is available.)
picture of yourself.
By sending us these, you give us permission to use them in the agreed manner.
We will work with you and help you to present the information in the way you
intend it to be. But you have the right to change or withdraw them anytime
you wish. If you want one of us to write a brief introduction or to write the
piece about you, we would be happy to work with you on that as well.
Please send the material (or any related questions) to lowlands.list@gmailcom with the subject line “LL-L Feature”.
Why do we want to do this?
We want to show that all over the world there are
people that care about their own and other people’s languages and cultures (no matter how “obscure”) as
well as about linguistic and cultural diversity and
eager to share this with the rest of the world. We hope that this will inspire
others and will help to create some type of worldwide community spirit.
To get an idea, please take a look at the articles we have so far, but
bear in mind that we are open to new approaches and styles.