Wilhelm Braune

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Braune, Wilhelm


Born Feb. 20, 1850, in Saxony; died Nov. 10, 1926, in Heidelberg. German linguist, specialist in the history of the German language.

Braune joined the neogrammarian movement. With H. Paul he founded the journal Beitrage zur Geschichte der deutschen Sprache und Literatur in 1874. In 1876 the reprinting of German literary monuments was undertaken upon Braune’s initiative. (More than 300 volumes have been published.)


Gotische Grammatik, 16th ed. Edited by K. Helm. Tübingen, 1961.
Althochdeutsche Grammatik, 8th ed. Edited by W. Mitzka. Halle, 1955.
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Finally, Anatoly Liberman (1991) (7) leans heavily towards epenthesis as an explanation of i-umlaut, accepting the data and their interpretations first formulated by Wilhelm Braune (1877).
We learn of Herman Paul and Wilhelm Braune in their youth, and are told more of them and of Eduard Sievers in H.