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Letter from Ur-DUN to Culgi about Apillaca -- a composite transliteration
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1 - lugal-ju10-ra ù-na-a-dug4
2 - ur-DUN dam-gàrà arad-zu na-ab-bé-a
3 - kug lugal-ju10 mu-e-NE-cúm-ma
4 - kur sù-rá-cè cim erin-na
5 - sa10-sa10-dè mu-e-ci-gi-na
6 - ud kur-cè X kur9-re-na-ju10
7 - cim erin-na bí-sa10-sa10-ju10
8 - a-pí-la-ca gal-zu unken-na ma-an-gi-ma
9 - sám-ju10 mu-da-an-kár-re-ec
10 - kan4 é-gal-la-ni ù-um-jen
11 - na-me inim-ju10
12 - arad-ju10 arad-zu ù ba4-ba4-ti pisaj-dub-ba
13 - zi-mu-dar(ki)-ra-ta si-mu-ur-ru-um(ki)-cè
14 - ì-re-ec-ma
15 - in-ne-zu-ma
16 - lú-kíj-gi4-a-ne-ne in-
17 - lugal-já ba-e-ni-
18 - usu nu-tuku á dar-re-bi nu-mu-da-jar
19 - dug4-ga lugal mu-ra-an-cúm
20 - níj lugal-ju10 ab-bé-na-ju10
1-2 - Say to my lord: this is what the merchant Ur-DUN, your servant, says:
3-9 - My lord gave me silver and sent me to a distant land in order to purchase cedar resin. After I had entered the land and had purchased cedar resin, Apillaca, the 'Sage of the Assembly', sent men to me and they took away my goods.
10-16 - When I arrived at his palace gate, no one enquired about my business. Aradgu, your servant, and Babati, the archivist, had gone from Zimudar to Simurrum and had learnt and their messengers .
17-18 - of my lord . Being in a weak (?) position, I was not able to their illegal seizure.
19-20 - He has given you a report, lord. Whatever you say, my lord!
lugal noun king
dug4 verb to say
ur-DUN noun Ur-DUN
dàm-gàrà noun merchant
arad noun slave
dug4 verb to say
kug noun precious metal
lugal noun king
cúm verb to give
kur noun (mountain) land
sud verb to be distant
cim noun aromatic (fragrance)
erin noun cedar
sám verb to barter
gi4 verb to return
ud noun day(light)
kur noun (mountain) land
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kur9 verb to enter
cim noun aromatic (fragrance)
erin noun cedar
sám verb to barter
a-pi-il-la-ca noun Apillaca
gal-zu adj skilful
unken noun assembly
gi4 verb to return
sám verb to barter
kár verb to blow
kan4 noun gate
é-gál noun palace
jen verb to go
noun person
na-me pronoun any
inim noun word
arad-ju10 noun Aradgu
arad noun slave
ù conj and
ba4-ba4-ti noun Babati
pisaj-dub-ba noun archivist
zi-mu-dar noun Zimudar
si-mu-ur-ru-um noun Simurrum
jen verb to go
zu verb to know
lú-kíj-gí4-á noun messenger
lugal noun king
usu noun strength
tuku verb to have
á noun arm
dar verb to split
jar verb to place
dug4 verb to say
lugal noun king
cúm verb to give
níj noun thing
lugal noun king
dug4 verb to say