NABOKV-L post 0010607, Sat, 20 Nov 2004 09:18:38 -0800

Re: Fwd: TT-23 Introductory Notes
At 06:33 PM 11/19/04 -0800, you [Akiko] wrote:

>90.21, 22: Lammerspitz, Rimperstein: La mer (we have just seen the
>"immemorial *more*") + spitz? We will be seeing a spitz in Ch. 26. Any ideas
>for Rimperstein?

"Rimperstein" (perhaps especially after "--spitz") brings to my mind the
unguessable name "Rumpelstiltzchen" from Grimm's Fairy-Tales, but so far as
I can find "rimper" is not a German word. It suggests wrinkly and rumpled.

Again, Akiko's notes and others' additions and comments add tremendously to
my reading of TT.

Mary Krimmel

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