Re: Immortalism: The Epic of Gilgamesh

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Fri Oct 13 2000 - 00:09:18 MDT

zeb haradon wrote:

> >Subject: Re: Immortalism: The Epic of Gilgamesh
> >Date: Fri, 13 Oct 2000 11:42:43 +1100
> >
> > >2) How do you know the correct pronunciation? Do you have a 4000-year-old
> > >recording?
> >
> Linguists tell how an ancient word was spoken when it is used in a poem.
> They can tell which other words it rhymes with and what the stresses are, by
> the general cadence of the poem.

This epic poem was discovered in a cuneiform tablet:

There was a young lady from GilGAMesh,
She began to feel so DAMN fresh,
She soon found a way
To spend an off day,
But soon developed dilDO rash.

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