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Music, Tumblr, and Work: darktripz: The Epic Of Gilgamesh In Sumerian The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the earliest great work of literature that we know of, and was first written down by the Sumerians around 2100 B.C. Ancient Sumer was the land that lay between the two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, in Mesopotamia. The language that the Sumerians spoke was unrelated to the Semitic languages of their neighbors the Akkadians and Babylonians, and it was written in a syllabary (a kind of alphabet) called “cuneiform”. By 2000 B.C., the language of Sumer had almost completely died out and was used only by scholars (like Latin is today). No one knows how it was pronounced because it has not been heard in 4000 years. What you hear in this video are a few of the opening lines of part of the epic poem, accompanied only by a long-neck, three-string, Sumerian lute known as a “ngish-gu-di”. The instrument is tuned to G - G - D, and although it is similar to other long neck lutes still in use today (the tar, the setar, the saz, etc.) the modern instruments are low tension and strung with fine steel wire. The ancient long neck lutes (such as the Egyptian “nefer”) were strung with gut and behaved slightly differently. The short-neck lute known as the “oud” is strung with gut/nylon, and its sound has much in common with the ancient long-neck lute although the oud is not a fretted instrument and its strings are much shorter (about 25 inches or 63 cm) as compared to 32 inches (82 cm) on a long-neck instrument. For anyone interested in these lutes, I highly recommend THE ARCHAEOMUSICOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST by Professor Richard Dumbrill. The location for this performance is the courtyard of Nebuchadnezzar’s palace in Babylon. The piece is four minutes long and is intended only as a taste of what the music of ancient Sumer might have sounded like. “The Sumerians” by Grendel Dark
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The Epic Of Gilgamesh In Sumerian

The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the earliest great work of literature that we know of, and was first written down by the Sumerians around 2100 B.C. 

Ancient Sumer was the land that lay between the two rivers, the Tigris and Euphrates, in Mesopotamia. The language that the Sumerians spoke was unrelated to the Semitic languages of their neighbors the Akkadians and Babylonians, and it was written in a syllabary (a kind of alphabet) called “cuneiform”. By 2000 B.C., the language of Sumer had almost completely died out and was used only by scholars (like Latin is today). No one knows how it was pronounced because it has not been heard in 4000 years.

What you hear in this video are a few of the opening lines of part of the epic poem, accompanied only by a long-neck, three-string, Sumerian lute known as a “ngish-gu-di”. The instrument is tuned to G - G - D, and although it is similar to other long neck lutes still in use today (the tar, the setar, the saz, etc.) the modern instruments are low tension and strung with fine steel wire. The ancient long neck lutes (such as the Egyptian “nefer”) were strung with gut and behaved slightly differently. The short-neck lute known as the “oud” is strung with gut/nylon, and its sound has much in common with the ancient long-neck lute although the oud is not a fretted instrument and its strings are much shorter (about 25 inches or 63 cm) as compared to 32 inches (82 cm) on a long-neck instrument. 

For anyone interested in these lutes, I highly recommend THE ARCHAEOMUSICOLOGY OF THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST by Professor Richard Dumbrill. 

The location for this performance is the courtyard of Nebuchadnezzar’s palace in Babylon. The piece is four minutes long and is intended only as a taste of what the music of ancient Sumer might have sounded like.

“The Sumerians” by Grendel Dark

darktripz: The Epic Of Gilgamesh In Sumerian The EPIC OF GILGAMESH is the earliest great work of literature that we know of, and was first...

Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..." / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless Ob, the Col Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book. But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book." He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching nostalgic, and thoughtful I can't express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love. This dads surprise to his daughter
Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..."
 / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a
 present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation
 card. But what I received was something truly priceless
 Ob, the
 Col
 Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places
 You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a
 lot and that I loved that book.
 But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short
 paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up
 but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the
 day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to
 write a little something about you inside this book."
 He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years,
 and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it!
 Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears
 Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words
 from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town
 My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school
 teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor
 and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching
 nostalgic, and thoughtful
 I can't express how much I love my
 Dad for this labor of love.
This dads surprise to his daughter

This dads surprise to his daughter

Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..." / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless Ob, the Col Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book. But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book." He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching nostalgic, and thoughtful I can't express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love. This dads surprise to his daughter via /r/wholesomememes http://bit.ly/2CwKBk1
Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..."
 / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a
 present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation
 card. But what I received was something truly priceless
 Ob, the
 Col
 Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places
 You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a
 lot and that I loved that book.
 But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short
 paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up
 but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the
 day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to
 write a little something about you inside this book."
 He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years,
 and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it!
 Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears
 Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words
 from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town
 My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school
 teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor
 and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching
 nostalgic, and thoughtful
 I can't express how much I love my
 Dad for this labor of love.
This dads surprise to his daughter via /r/wholesomememes http://bit.ly/2CwKBk1

This dads surprise to his daughter via /r/wholesomememes http://bit.ly/2CwKBk1

Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..." / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless Ob, the Col Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book. But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book." He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching nostalgic, and thoughtful I can't express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love. This dads surprise to his daughter
Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..."
 / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a
 present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation
 card. But what I received was something truly priceless
 Ob, the
 Col
 Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places
 You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a
 lot and that I loved that book.
 But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short
 paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up
 but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the
 day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to
 write a little something about you inside this book."
 He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years,
 and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it!
 Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears
 Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words
 from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town
 My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school
 teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor
 and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching
 nostalgic, and thoughtful
 I can't express how much I love my
 Dad for this labor of love.
This dads surprise to his daughter

This dads surprise to his daughter

Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..." / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation card. But what I received was something truly priceless Ob, the Col Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a lot and that I loved that book. But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to write a little something about you inside this book." He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years, and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it! Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching nostalgic, and thoughtful I can't express how much I love my Dad for this labor of love. Her Dad managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years
Apparently, Confused, and Dad: "OH, THE PLACES YOU'LL GO..."
 / graduated High School this week. When my Dad said he had a
 present for me thought I was getting some cheesy graduation
 card. But what I received was something truly priceless
 Ob, the
 Col
 Following the ceremony he handed me a bag with a copy of "Oh the Places
 You'll Go," by Doctor Seuss inside. At first I just smiled and said that it meant a
 lot and that I loved that book.
 But then he told me 'No, open it up." ...On the first page I see a short
 paragraph written by none other than my kindergarten teacher. I start tearing up
 but I'm still confused. He tells me 'Every year, for the past 13 years, since the
 day you started kindergarten I've gotten every teacher, coach, and principal to
 write a little something about you inside this book."
 He managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years,
 and apparently everyone else in my life knew about it!
 Yes the intended effect occured... I burst out in tears
 Sitting there reading through this book there are encouraging and sweet words
 from every teacher I love and remember through my years in this small town
 My early teachers mention my "Pigtails and giggles, while my high school
 teachers mention my "Wit and sharp thinking... But they all mention my humor
 and love for life. It is astounding to receive something this moving, touching
 nostalgic, and thoughtful
 I can't express how much I love my
 Dad for this labor of love.
Her Dad managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years

Her Dad managed to keep this book a secret for 13 years

Fall, Fucking, and Shakespeare: with his toga and let himself fall.' Suet- onius adds that, according to some reports, he said in Greek: 'Kai su, teknon' (which Shakespeare turned into the Latin Et tu, Brute?). It literally means 'You too, child,' but what Caesar may have intended by the words isn't clear. Tempest cites 'an import- ant article' by James Russell (1980) 'that has often been overlooked'. Russell points out that the words kai su often appear on curse tablets, and suggests that Caesar's putative last words were not 'the emotion- al parting declaration of a betrayed man to one he had treated like a son' but more along the lines of See you in hell, punk. pomrania: narramin: what a fucking power move [Image description: photo of some text (source not given) about Caesar’s last words. Transcription follows.] Suetonius adds that, according to some reports, he said in Greek: “Kai su, teknon” (which Shakespeare turned into the Latin “Et tu Brute?”). It literally means “You too, child,” but what Caesar may have intended by the words isn’t clear. Tempest cites “an important article” by James Russell (1980) “that has often been overlooked”. Russell points out that the words kai su often appear on curse tablets, and suggests that Caesar’s putative last words were not “the emotional parting declaration of a betrayed man to one he had treated like a son” but more along the lines of “See you in hell, punk.” [End description.]
Fall, Fucking, and Shakespeare: with his toga and let himself fall.' Suet-
 onius adds that, according to some reports,
 he said in Greek: 'Kai su, teknon' (which
 Shakespeare turned into the Latin Et tu,
 Brute?). It literally means 'You too, child,'
 but what Caesar may have intended by the
 words isn't clear. Tempest cites 'an import-
 ant article' by James Russell (1980) 'that
 has often been overlooked'. Russell points
 out that the words kai su often appear on
 curse tablets, and suggests that Caesar's
 putative last words were not 'the emotion-
 al parting declaration of a betrayed man to
 one he had treated like a son' but more
 along the lines of See you in hell, punk.
pomrania:
narramin:
what a fucking power move
[Image description: photo of some text (source not given) about Caesar’s last words. Transcription follows.]
Suetonius adds that, according to some reports, he said in Greek: “Kai su, teknon” (which Shakespeare turned into the Latin “Et tu Brute?”). It literally means “You too, child,” but what Caesar may have intended by the words isn’t clear. Tempest cites “an important article” by James Russell (1980) “that has often been overlooked”. Russell points out that the words kai su often appear on curse tablets, and suggests that Caesar’s putative last words were not “the emotional parting declaration of a betrayed man to one he had treated like a son” but more along the lines of “See you in hell, punk.”
[End description.]

pomrania: narramin: what a fucking power move [Image description: photo of some text (source not given) about Caesar’s last words. Transcrip...