The phrase "Zim a bu e ter" was from the aliens' Sumerian messages portrayed in the 2009 movie "The Fourth Kind." Many people on various forums and sites have suggested numerous Sumerian translations for this message, here are to mention some:
"Soon nothing will remain"
other sources that if taken as two words, Zim a bu e ter could possibly mean:
zim ābi- "the father's/ancestor's face/appereance"
eţer or eţēru- 'to save; to take away'
Zim a bu e ter literally is "save zimabu!", "take zimabu away!" or in a vocative sense "Zimabu! Save!"
Find other translation of the supposed alien dialogue at Amazon.com.
The Fourth Kind is a thriller involving an ongoing unsolved mystery in Alaska, where one town has seen an extraordinary number of unexplained disappearances during the past 40 years and there are accusations of a federal cover up. The movie is deeply disturbing and touches on several basic theories of alien encounters.
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