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Otherwise known in literary, academic or other areas as: corrections, addenda, corrigenda, errata, etc.

"It is typically used when Homer injures himself, realizes that he has done something stupid, or when something bad has happened or is about to happen to him." Wikipedia.

My motivation in undertaking such a project as translating the original Grimm stories grew out of the beauty of the original stories and the fact that no accurate and complete English translation of this work existed. I am not a Grimm scholar (although I am slowly becoming one), I have no specific training in translation or literature. I have my own feelings on how a good translation could be and should be done and have attempted to do it. Time will tell if the endeavor was successful. I have attempted to be as accurate as possible, but as in many endeavors, there will no doubt be mistakes. Corrections and comments gladly accepted at :


pg 152 Contributed by Marie Hassenpflug (not in the Wild household).

pg 399 have no bodice on -> had no bodice on.

#2 "godfather" should be: "godmother" This has been updated in the ebook and softcover book.See explanation in the 1810 book under 1812#2.

pg 256 15 years old ->Dornröschen is 14 years old when she gets married. She just reached her 15th year, i.e. she just turned 14.

pg 304

Thereon the king awoke; when he had heard her voice, recognized her and asked the queen => Thereon the king awoke; when he had heard her voice, recognized it and asked the queen

pg 103 line 2 tree found -? tree sleeping found

p378  loin -> lion
I will lie myself -> I will lay myself (2x)

p430 Galsberg -> Glasberg

p405 should we loose -> should we lose

pg 417 becomes is a tiger -> becomes a tiger

pg 173 in fledge -> fledged

pg 229- 234 "Marleenken" is spelled differently in the rhymes when the bird sings than when she is referred to in the text. In the the rhyms she is " Marleeniken" ("i" in the name). In the text she is referred to as "Marleenken" (no "i"). My first thoughts are the the "i" was instered in the rhyms to make her name rhyme with "Beeniken" (leg-lets).

In the rhymes "Beinchen" is actually written "Beeniken" (with an "i").

 Distaff -> Rocken is not in the glossary.

pg 466 No. 75 -> No. 73.

rouges = rogues

pg 256 she is 14 in her 15th year.

pg 488 Better version:

Num. 45. (Tailor Daumerling.) This Märchen is also in the tabarisch collection (newest ed. London. 1809. T. III. 37 – 52.) told: the life and adventures of Tom Thumb. A tailor's child he is  here not, but plain daumerling, and as much else is the same, still this English saga contains pretty peculiarities, for example P.41. when the mother milks the cow, and at the same time it is a windy day, so that he is not blown away from her, she binds him with a thread to a thistle, which hereafter the cow eats and so many other things. What for this story of myths is still more curious, so seems this Tom Thumb to stand near with other English and Scottish sagas by Tarlane, Tomlin and even Thomas the mythical poets.

pg 488 English saga contains much  -> English saga contains pretty pecularities

pg 488 (Tailor Daunerling.) -> (Tailor Daumerling.)

pg 150 Margaret Taylor is of course Margaret Hunt.

#47 MATCH is not listed in the Notes or the Glossary.

pg 430 Murmeltier =  Marmot. Murmeltier is not listed in the  glossary.

 #12 Rapunzel, is a story by Friedrich Schulz published in 1790. The source in the 1812 KHM is Jacob Grimm written after a dark memory.

#61 may be siginficant= significant.

pg 29 fall = Fall

pg 57 fall = Fall

pg 164 good cousin = bold

pg 164 dericive = derisive

pg 347 turtledoves = turteldove (singilar, only 1 dove there).

pg 457 Blubeard = Bluebeard

pg 477 +551 will it finely rock = will finely rock it.

She or It?

In accordance with Orrin Robinson's Pronimial Reference theory – Does Sex Breed Gender?, all texts have been consistenty translated so that "es" -> "it" and "sie" -> "she." See pg 72.