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Patrice Terrier

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Abyss source code
« on: December 10, 2016, 10:39:17 am »
Mike--

The Abyss 32-bit PowerBASIC source code is attached to this post.

If there is anything else you need, just ask.

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Michael Lobko-Lobanovsky

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Re: Abyss source code
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2016, 02:20:34 pm »
Thanks a lot again, Patrice, you're very kind! :)

Can you also tell me the origin of its audio.ogg resource? I'm not a big fan of African music with my experience of living in Central and Eastern Africa for about two years but this particular tune is something I really like. I'd love to listen to some more of it by the same author and/or performers. The language does sound like Swahili to me, at least "umba" and "ye" are valid Swahili words.
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Patrice Terrier

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Re: Abyss source code
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2016, 03:32:31 pm »
Unfortunatly, i couldn't remember the name of the original audio album.

i hear the french words "ou mes amis ..."  8)

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Michael Lobko-Lobanovsky

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Re: Abyss source code
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 07:20:40 pm »
i hear the french words "ou mes amis ..."  8)

That's it!

Sadly enough most people whom I might possibly address with this question that would have any relation to Africa are now bearing French passports and talk and sing similar tunes but in broken French or barbaric Harlem American (can't even call it English). They have lost their native tongues but in fact have gained nothing in return having got wrapped up in their self sufficient pseudo sub-cultures too far away from their respective motherlands.

Never mind -- I'll be keeping bananas out of my ears and I may eventually spot the origin of that file though I repeat that's generally not the kind of music I'm after...

[UPD] D*mn, am I not a linguist by one of my degrees or what, after all?!  8)

Well that looks like some obscure Kiswahili dialect (Swahili is a pan-African esperanto) that reads literally as follows:

Kule yu wingu mzuru
Kumezaliwa
Kumezaliwa
Kuumba ye

which, in my humble linguistic opinion, roughly amounts to some rhythmic Eskimo-style chanting about what one sees around:

It's gonna be a cloudy evening
Oh it is
Well it is
Yes it is


Very informative for a 4:10 min. long song, isn't it?

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« Last Edit: December 10, 2016, 11:19:52 pm by Michael Lobko-Lobanovsky »
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