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Date Submitted: 14-Nov-2009
From: Robbie Wade
Subject: Translation
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Notice: This recording is approx. 5 seconds long. It was recorded on a optimus ws-110 recorder and i have no idea where it came from. All i know is that it is not english. I would like to know what language and/or what is being said. Any help would be greatly appreciated. It is a small audio clip and i can send via email to anyone interested in helping.