Re: Immortalism: The Epic of Gilgamesh

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Thu Oct 12 2000 - 18:42:43 MDT

At 08:58 AM 12/10/00 -0400, you wrote:

>> Gil-GAM-esh, not GILGA-mesh.

>1) Why is pronunciation so important?

Why is any arbitrarily agreed convention important?

And just for fun, I'll mention that Tutankhamun is pronounced
Toot-UNK-uh-moon, not TOOTEN-Carmen.

>2) How do you know the correct pronunciation? Do you have a 4000-year-old

Buddy, I was there.

Damien Broderick [how else do you think I know about the crocodile?]

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 09:50:17 MDT