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Domestic servants
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Domestic servants - Fairy Tale by the Brothers Grimm

Reading time for children: 2 min

„Whither goest thou?“ – „To Walpe.“ – „I to Walpe, thou to Walpe, so, so, together we’ll go.“

„Hast thou a man? What is his name?“ – „Cham.“ – „My man Cham, thy man Cham; I to Walpe, thou to Walpe; so, so, together we’ll go.“

„Hast thou a child? How is he styled?“ – „Wild.“ – „My child Wild, thy child Wild; my man Cham, thy man Cham; I to Walpe, thou to Walpe, so, so, together we’ll go.“

„Hast thou a cradle? How callest thou thy cradle?“ – „Hippodadle.“ – „My cradle Hippodadle, my child Wild, thy child Wild, my man Cham, thy man Cham; I to Walpe, thou to Walpe, so, so, together we’ll go.“

„Hast thou also a drudge? What name has thy drudge?“ – „From-thy-work- do-not-budge.“ – „My drudge, From-thy-work-do-not-budge; my child Wild, thy child Wild; my man Cham, thy man Cham; I to Walpe, thou to Walpe; so, so, together we’ll go.“

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Informations for scientific analysis


Fairy tale statistics
Value
NumberKHM 140
Aarne-Thompson-Uther-IndexATU Typ 1940
Translations deutsch
Readability Index by Björnsson14
Flesch-Reading-Ease Index96.1
Flesch–Kincaid Grade-Level1.9
Gunning Fog Index4.8
Coleman–Liau Index5.5
SMOG Index6.7
Automated Readability Index0
Character Count840
Letter Count568
Sentence Count19
Word Count157
Average Words per Sentence8,26
Words with more than 6 letters9
Percentage of long words5.7%
Number of Syllables190
Average Syllables per Word1,21
Words with three Syllables7
Percentage Words with three Syllables4.5%

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