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Since the dawn of time it was written..

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It Was Written: 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
It Was Written: 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

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

It Was Written: satanbird floretsilva teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long, they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each other's nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just visiting each other 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've madeit to the end of their yard, and have found rocks shakespork this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic alien humanologist Couldnt help but crack a smile
It Was Written: satanbird
 floretsilva
 teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence
 1. Humans say 'ow', even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long, they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each other's
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just
 visiting each other
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!!! Some more than others
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc
 12. They're learning to travel in space!!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!! So far, they've madeit to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
 shakespork
 this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic
 alien humanologist
Couldnt help but crack a smile

Couldnt help but crack a smile

It Was Written: satanbird floretsilva teaboot Humans are adorable Supporting evidence: 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet. 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better, although each individual has a unique taste for style and colouring 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that long; they just love to splash! 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves in soft, fluffy bedding 5. Some humans spend time in each others nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just visiting each other 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes! 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt creatures from other species into their family units. They don't seem to notice the obvious differences, and often raise them alongside their own young! 8. If a human sees another creature in distress, they can commonly be observed trying to help! Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply compassionate creatures! 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of annoying themselves! 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely adorable. Especially when the human in question becomes frustrated 11. Humans love treats!! Some more than others. Many humans will save these treats specifically for a later date when they are in need of comfort or reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc 12. Theyre learning to travel in space!!! They can't get very far, but they're trying!!I So far, they've made it to the end of their yard, and have found rocks shakespork this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic alien humanologist Humans are cute!
It Was Written: satanbird
 floretsilva
 teaboot
 Humans are adorable
 Supporting evidence:
 1. Humans say 'ow, even if they haven't actually been
 hurt. It's just a thing they say when they think they
 might have been hurt, but aren't sure yet.
 2. Humans collect shiny things and decorate their
 bodies and nests with them. The shinier the better,
 although each individual has a unique taste for
 style and colouring
 3. Humans are not an aquatic or even amphibious
 species, but they flock to bodies of water simply to
 play in it. They can't even hold their breath all that
 long; they just love to splash!
 4. When night falls and the sky goes dark, humans
 become drowsy and begin to cocoon themselves
 in soft, fluffy bedding
 5. Some humans spend time in each others
 nests! Just for fun! It's not their nest, they're just
 visiting each other
 6. Some humans use pigments and dyes to make
 their bodies flashy and colourful! They even attach
 shiny dangly bits to their cartalidgous membranes!
 7. Humans are very clever, and sometimes adopt
 creatures from other species into their family units.
 They don't seem to notice the obvious differences,
 and often raise them alongside their own young!
 8. If a human sees another creature in distress,
 they can commonly be observed trying to help!
 Even at their own risk, most humans are deeply
 compassionate creatures!
 9. If a human hears a particularity catchy sound
 or tune, it will often mimic it, even to the point of
 annoying themselves!
 10. Sneezes are entirely involuntary, and completely
 adorable. Especially when the human in question
 becomes frustrated
 11. Humans love treats!! Some more than others.
 Many humans will save these treats specifically
 for a later date when they are in need of comfort or
 reassurance. IE, pickles, pop tarts, Popsicles, etc
 12. Theyre learning to travel in space!!! They can't get
 very far, but they're trying!!I So far, they've made it to
 the end of their yard, and have found rocks
 shakespork
 this sounds like it was written by a really enthusiastic
 alien humanologist
Humans are cute!

Humans are cute!