Date: Thu, 4 Jan 1996 12:05:03 -0400
From: Barnhart Barnhart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]HIGHLANDS.COM
Subject: Today's Lex
Born January 4, 1785: Jakob Ludwig Karl Grimm. German philologist and writer.
After 1815 he worked together with his brother, Wilhelm Karl Grimm, on the
great Deutsches Worterbuch. This is the fundamental work in comparative
German philology, of which specific branch he may be called the founder. Its
principal terminology originated with him, and one of its most characteristic
phrases, though first formulated by Rask, bears the name of Grimm's law.
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