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mini bon bon
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(9/27/07 8:32 am)


Ending phrases and beginning phrases
Hello.
I have always loved this website and I don't remember how many years I have used this but finally(!) I am in college and am taking a course on fairytales. The course which I am taking is about the Grimm tales and how they have been transformed and changed.

Anyways the question at hand is 'Besides Once upon a time' and 'Happily ever after', What other phrases are traditionally used in tales? Once I heard that they were all unique to the teller, and a common German one was "if they are not dead then they are still living". What else have you heard used, used yourself?

Thank you
jb

Heidi Anne Heiner
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(9/27/07 12:34 pm)


Re: Ending phrases and beginning phrases
Here's some of the best lists on the web:

Folktale Openings from Storytell

and

Folktale Closings from Storytell

Heidi

Richard Parks
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(9/27/07 12:37 pm)


Re: Ending phrases and beginning phrases
"Mukashi, Mukashi" (Literally "ago, ago" meaning, more or less, "Long, Long Ago) - Japanese

"Long ago, when the wind spoke with a voice you could understand" - Mine

"There once was" - Everybody

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