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Lullaby
Poems in Posthuman Akkadian

TODESSA SEASON 02, EPISODE 01

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Camera: Tman
Cast: Totleb & Co.
Editor: Todito
Soundmix: Todonsky Junior
Directed by: T.L.


POEMS IN POSTHUMAN AKKADIAN

written by General Totleben
©Ivan Stanev, executor testamentarius

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Akkadian
Akkadian language, also spelled Accadian, also called Assyro-Babylonian, extinct Semitic language of the Northern Peripheral group, spoken in Mesopotamia from the 3rd to the 1st millennium bce.

Cuneiform
Cuneiform script is one of the earliest known systems of writing, distinguished by its wedge-shaped marks on clay tablets, made by means of a blunt reed for a stylus. The name cuneiform itself simply means “wedge shaped”, from the Latin cuneus “wedge” and forma “shape,” and came into English usage probably from Old French cunéiforme.
Cuneiform was the most widespread and historically significant writing system in the ancient Middle East. Its active history comprised the last three millennia bce, its long development and geographic expansion involved numerous successive cultures and languages…

The Russian-English Dictionary

прекрасная(prʲi’krasnəjə) beautiful; fine; splendid; excellent; lovely; superb; brave; elegant; gallant; goodly; gorgeous;
great; noble; Apollonian; glorious; peachy; perfect; sheen; fairy; lovely; sovereign; marvellous

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and

очень (‘oʧʲinʲ)
very; much; highly; exceedingly; extremely; pretty much; very much; enormously; deeply

грустная(‘grusnəjə) sad; sorrowful; dreary; deplorable; drear; dumpish; elegiac; lamentable; melancholy;
sorry; wailful;lamenting; ruthful; yearnful; lachrymose; mirthless; plaintive; wistful; sad-faced; badly; blue; down; mournful; disappointing; melancholic; dejected

Acknowledgements
freesound.org, Encyclopedia Britannica, Wikipedia

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