27.5.19

Introduction

Reading Girl by N. vd Waay (1855-1936)
This new English translation, based on the original Old Frisian language, aims at making the Oera Linda-book more accessible for research, by including a facsimile of the actual manuscript and a new transliteration, both provided with line numbers. Also, paragraph titles and numbers were added and a more chronological reading order is suggested.

The only English translation that existed thus far was by W.R. Sandbach (1876), who based his interpretation on the first Dutch translation by dr. J.G. Ottema (1872).

[a more elaborate introduction will be added here later]

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This translation was only possible with the help of my proofreaders Siobhán Higgins-Welter, Antony Karasulas, Benjamin Fry and Olin Hemmingway.

Drenthe, The Netherlands
February 2019
Jan Ott
New: Log of significant changes per May 27, 2019