Verner's law is a fine example of the fruitfulness of the young grammatical method. In fact, Verner was closely connected to the Leipzig linguists, although after his studies in Copenhagen he worked as a librarian at the university library in Halle an der Saale . From there he often traveled to Leipzig to meet the young grammarians around August Leskien and Karl Brugmann . He took an active part in the linguistic discussions, but wrote no major works apart from the text An exception to the first sound shift . Verner returned to Copenhagen in 1882, where he worked as a lecturer in Slavic Studies. He died at the age of 50.
- 1877: Sponsorship award from the Bopp Foundation
- The Copenhagen University Library . In: Zentralblatt für Bibliothekswesen , vol. 1, 1884, pp. 182-189 ( online ).
- Edward Schröder: Verner, Karl Adolf . In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 55, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1910, pp. 326-330.
- Harald Wiese: A journey through time to the origins of our language. How Indo-European Studies explains our words. Logos Verlag Berlin 2007, ISBN 978-3-8325-1601-7 .
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Verner, Karl Adolf|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Danish linguist|
|DATE OF BIRTH||March 7, 1846|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Aarhus , Denmark|
|DATE OF DEATH||November 5, 1896|
|Place of death||Copenhagen|