| mini bon bon
(9/27/07 8:32 am)
Ending phrases and beginning phrases
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?
(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