bkoch at rz.uni-osnabrueck.de
Mon Jul 24 03:46:49 EDT 2000
On 24 Jul, Tanaqui wrote:
> + Bettina / liril at gmx.net :
> + >Or is there a
> + >joke to Durmstrang I didn't get?
> And JOdel replied before I could that it seems to be a reference to
> "Sturm und Drang", with all those dark hints about the Dark Arts, bad weather
> and long nights. That's what I meant about switching vowels for "Durmstrang".
Well, technically, that's not switching vowels (which got me
Darmstrung), and that's why I didn't get it. It's switching letters /
consonants / syllables...
And I think the original Gothic movement was a lot earlier (the people
that built Gothic churches), and the Gothic movement that has to do
with the Gothic novel is an English phenomenon (I think). Sturm und
Drang is what Goethe and Schiller wrote when they were young. But they
were all into Romanticism...
 I think it was only called Gothic by Goths in this century ;)
Britta, hoping to remember those German lessons correctly
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