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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
Language information: Jameld is a constructed language, a language which has been designed―in this case for personal amusement and enlightenment, and to explore the possibilities and workings of language within a familiar environment (viz. as an imaginary member of the Germanic language family, related to Dutch, Frisian and German). More information, including a dictionary and grammar, is available at http://www.zolid.com/zm/. This piece was translated by Jameld’s designer, James Campbell.