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Here is a snippet of "The Epic of Gilgamesh" read aloud in the original Akkadian.  There's also a link to other readings by the same scholar.  I was able to pick out names and a few words I recognize.

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Date: 2013-12-02 10:00 pm (UTC)
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And thank you for another awesome thing to make my geeky soul happy! :D

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Date: 2013-12-02 11:15 pm (UTC)
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Sweet! I've come to the right place then. Thanks for the link, that's really interesting indeed. I always found it difficult to imagine what PIE could sound like.

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Date: 2013-12-03 12:56 am (UTC)
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I do have a knack for recognizing patterns in how words change across different related languages, but I'm not very good with sounds.

That sounds interesting, what's the scholar's language about?

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Date: 2013-12-03 04:07 pm (UTC)
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That's a seriously cool (and useful) skill to have. (And "linguistic SillyPutty" is a great word.)

That's very interesting indeed!

Yes, people tend to name things for stuff that already exists. Icelandic does that, too, because they don't want to borrow words from othre languages.

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Date: 2013-12-03 05:31 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
So cool!

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Date: 2013-12-03 05:33 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Ack. That was me. Perhaps relevant to your interests, have you seen the Dr. Suess Latin translations? Two of my professors at college wrote some of them.
~shadynaiad

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Date: 2013-12-01 10:37 pm (UTC)
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Heracleion has been found! Importantly, intact heiroglyphic columns and steles have been found.

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Date: 2013-12-03 04:38 am (UTC)
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Wow! That's really cool.

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