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A UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

A Finnish academic known for recording Elvis Presley songs in Latin is planning a new record of eternal hits -- this time in the ancient Sumerian language.

Jukka Ammondt has been practicing with "Blue Suede Shoes" -- translated into the cuneiform language of Babylonia that died out around 2000 B.C.

"Elvis would have liked the idea because the ancient Sumerians had big parties and drums and rattles, and the roots of rock may go back to man's earliest efforts to get a grip on life," said Ammondt, who has produced two records of Elvis songs in Latin.

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