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A brand new age of technology

Six in Italian terminology

Of not only French but Spanish too

After that, I certainly approve

Falling with sickness, in bed I wait

But that was the past, so conjugate

This is a useful English article

An Egyptian god, undeniable

Coming fourth after the sea

Twelve came out on the seventeenth

This archive contains some... Tape?

The brand new age is taking shape

EDIT: I realized that I completely screwed up and wrote Greek instead of Italian. Whoops. I've fixed it. (This part is not a clue, I'm just correcting an error.)


Hint 1:

The answer is a (well-known?) phrase.

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  • $\begingroup$ Note to self: don't spend time on brand new puzzles. Give the author a chance to correct them first ;) $\endgroup$ – JBeck Sep 27 '18 at 22:53
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Answer:

Video Killed the Radio Star, by the Buggles, the first music video ever broadcast on MTV

Explanation:

A brand new age of technology

Music videos were a new technology in 1981

Six in Italian terminology

VI is six in Roman numerals

Of not only French but Spanish too

From Quintec's answer, DE is "of" in French and Spanish

After that, I certainly approve

OK = okay, I approve

Falling with sickness, in bed I wait

ILL = sick

But that was the past, so conjugate

To conjugate a regular English verb into past tense, add ED

This is a useful English article

THE is a very useful article

An Egyptian god, undeniable

RA was an Egyptian god

Coming fourth after the sea

D is the fourth letter, comes after C

Twelve came out on the seventeenth

Apple IOS version 12 came out on September 17th

This archive contains some... Tape?

The TAR file, or Tape ARchive, is a type of Unix file that is one or more files archived together into a single file.

The brand new age is taking shape

Putting it all together: VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR


old stuff

More partials:

Six in Greek terminology

Wikipedia tells me that the Greek/Ionian/Milesian numeral system used letters, including an obsolete letter digamma or wau for the numeral 6. https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digamma

Falling with sickness, in bed I wait

ILL into BED yields BILLED

This archive contains some... Tape?

The TAR file, or Tape ARchive, is a type of Unix file that is one or more files archived together into a single file.

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  • $\begingroup$ rot13(Lbhe rkcynangvba sbe gur snyyvat-jvgu-fvpxarff pyhr zngpurf jvgu gur arkg yvar. ovyyrq vf cnfg grafr. pbawhtngvat vg vagb cerfrag grafr jbhyq erfhyg va 'ovyy' be 'ovyyf') $\endgroup$ – Kaspar Scherrer Sep 27 '18 at 7:23
  • $\begingroup$ Good Job! I was worried you were overthinking it with the BILLED and such, but you are absolutely right! $\endgroup$ – Zimonze Sep 27 '18 at 18:31
  • $\begingroup$ Spent about 45 minutes on the "Greek" version of this. VI+DE would have made the whole thing a lot easier. $\endgroup$ – JBeck Sep 27 '18 at 22:51
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Partials:

Six in Greek Italian terminology

could be the prefix hex- or hexa- 6 is "sei" in Italian

Of not only French but Spanish too

"De" is "of" in French and Spanish

This is a useful English article

One of a, an, the, obviously, to fit in the phrase I assume

Coming fourth after the sea

4 letters after C is G?

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  • $\begingroup$ You got one part correct, +1 for the effort! $\endgroup$ – Zimonze Sep 27 '18 at 12:42
  • $\begingroup$ @Zimonze updated the italian thing $\endgroup$ – Quintec Sep 27 '18 at 14:15

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