Rateče written curiosity!
The medieval Rateče or Klagenfurt manuscript is the second oldest monument of Slovene literature after the Brižine monuments.
It was written around 1380. It was probably written by a German priest. It is now housed in the Klagenfurt Regional Museum. It consists of three prayers: the Father, the Apostolic Faith and Hail Mary. The first two are transcripts of much older proposals dating back to the beginning of the 9th century, so that their age is not less than the texts in the Brežice monuments. The prayer to Mary is younger, as it was written in Latin only after 1000. The language of the manuscript is Gorenjska with traces of the Carinthian and Dolenjska dialects, which is explained by the fact that immigrants from other Slovene lands also lived in Rateče.
Viewing a copy of the manuscript, which includes three prayers, is mandatory for all who are interested in the development of the Slovenian language!
Father, our kir, be consecrated in heaven
your name comes to your wealth be an ox
yours as in heaven and on earth. Our bread
give us today and forgive us you forgive us
our debts as well as our dalenks ino us ne
vupelaj vedner o iskusbo le nas reši ob
from evil. Amen.
Blessed are you maria gnade palna gentleman with you
you are blessed with women and now your- by the
body of Jesus Christ. Amen.
I believe in God, the father of the Almighty
no heaven or earth. Ino vu Jesus Christ
the care of the only son of our lord kir has begun
of the Holy Spirit born of the virgin marie martran pod
poncio pilatushem on the cross crucified martav ino vu
the hornbeam laid down jide to hell on the third day
of the mountain rises from martveh. Gori jiede v nebesi sejdi k des-
God forbid the father of the Almighty from here h has
come to judge the living ino mortve. I believe in the saint
of the Holy Spirit to the community of saints forgiveness
of sins resurrection of life and eternal life. Amen.