Brothers Grimm – lexicographers as well as storytellers

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When you hear the names Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, you probably think about Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Rarely (especially in the English speaking world) are they associated with the huge work they’ve done while compiling the Deutsche Wörterbuch (DWB). Back then even brothers Grimm didn’t know how much time it would take to finish the dictionary. Originally, they estimated it to be 10 years. But Jacob had been working on it for 21 years before he died. Wilh...

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