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Thread #49293 Message #744803
Posted By: mack/misophist
08-Jul-02 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
Subject: RE: BS: German 'Catters? Help with translation
Capri Uni, I must ask. Where did you get your information about the Brothers Grimm? All my life I have heard that they were philogists who collected the stories to study language shifts. And that, indeed, the stories they gathered provided the data for Grimm's Law of Indo-European Vowel Shifts. As a matter of fact, my copy of Grimm's 'original' tales rather rubs one's nose in it.