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Correction: @ 0:09 "in dhem waegnhuse" with a dative.
The wren used to have his nest in the car shed. Once the old ones had both flown out—they had wanted to get something to eat for their young—and had left the little ones all alone.
After a while, Father Wren returns home.
“What’s happened here?” he says. “Who harmed you, children? You are all terrified!”
“Oh, Dad,” they say, “some big bogeyman came by just now. He looked so fierce and horrible! He stared into our nest with his big eyes. That scared us so!”
“I see,” Father Wren says, “where did he go?”
“Well,” they say, “he went down that way.”
“Wait!” Father Wren says, “I’ll be after him. Don’t you worry now, children. I’ll get him.” Thereupon he flies after him.
When he comes around the bend, it is the lion who is walking along there.
But the wren is not afraid. He alights on the lion’s back and starts scolding him. “What business do you have coming to my house,” he says, “and terrifying my children?!”
The lion pays no attention to it and keeps walking.
That makes the little loud-mouth berate him even more fiercely. “You have no business being there, I tell you! And if you come back,” he says, “well, then you’ll see! I don’t really want to do it,” he says and finally lifts one of his legs, “but I’d break your back with my leg in a second!”
Thereupon he flies back to his nest.
“There you go, children,” he says, “I’ve taught that one a lesson. He won’t be back.”
Notes about RUNE.
I just used a Rune generator for it.
1) I used the Stan rune (the one that looks like a bowtie), which is a pseudo-rune. It only shows up in iffy manuscripts and not in any actual writing. In actual writing they simply used the S and T runes together to make /st/.
2) I used the bookhand variant of the S rune instead of the much more standard variant. Not the end of the world, but a bit odd.
3) I used a different shape of D. I would've used a more standard variant.
4) I used the Ēoh rune a lot. This rune was very rare in English, and its exact sound value is a bit elusive, in some cases it wasn't even a vowel. Normally in Old English they simply used the E and O runes together to make /eo/.
THE OLD ENGLISH/ ANGLO-SAXON
Old English was the West Germanic language spoken in the area now known as England between the 5th and 11th centuries. Speakers of Old English called their language Englisc, themselves Angle, Angelcynn or Angelfolc and their home Angelcynn or Englaland.
Old English began to appear in writing during the early 8th century. Most texts were written in West Saxon, one of the four main dialects. The other dialects were Mercian, Northumbrian and Kentish.
The Anglo-Saxons adopted the styles of script used by Irish missionaries, such as Insular half-uncial, which was used for books in Latin. A less formal version of minuscule was used for to write both Latin and Old English. From the 10th century Anglo-Saxon scribes began to use Caroline Minuscule for Latin while continuing to write Old English in Insular minuscule. Thereafter Old English script was increasingly influenced by Caroline Minuscule even though it retained a number of distinctive Insular letter-forms.