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Letter from Cu-Suen to Carrum-bni about digging a trench -- a composite transliteration
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1 - car-ru-um-ba-ni ù-na-a-dug4
2 - (d)cu-(d)suen lugal-zu na-ab-bé-a
3 - lú-kíj-gi4-a mu-e-ci-gi-a-ju10 dirig cag4-cè X
4 - ud è á áj-já-ju10 já-a-gin7-nam ma- li-bí-ib-dirig-ge
5 - ud éd-da-zu-ne igi nu-ub-X-
6 - jé6-e a-na ma-ab-bé-en-na-X
7 - cag4 ma-da-ka jen-a-zu-ne
8 - ma-da a-ba e-te ji6 na-
9 - gal-gal-bé-e-ne inim ù-
10 - tukum-bi níj te-na-já nam-ba-
11 - KU-ne-ne KUC-a-ni
12 - gal-gal-bé-e-ne cubtum6 hé-mu-e-da-súg-
13 - TUR-TUR-ne-ne TUR-ne-ne ub-ta-ri
14 - e-ne-ne-gin7-nam ma-da
15 - tukum-bi ù lú-járzá-bé-e-ne
16 - díb-bé-dè-ac-àm
17 - bùrù-da-ne-ne nu-e-da-sig10-ge5
18 - lú-kúr-ra jar-jar-bi X
19 - iri-bi zag-bi ù-ne-éc
20 - en-na íb-ta-ab-èd-dè bàd-bi ab-ta-è- na-ab-ta-bal-e-ne
21 - nitah-bi ù-gaz
22 - munus-bi érín-bi iri ma-da-ka-zu díb-ba-àm la-ab-X (X)
23 - á-cè mu-e-da-áj
24 - a-na-ac-àm já-a-gin7-nam nu-ak
25 - gaz-dè igi hul-hul-le-dè
26 - iri gul-gul-dè cu-zu-cè nu-jar-ra
27 - nam-nir-jál mu-ra-cúm
28 - ud bàd igi TA DA KAM (d)cul-gi ad-da-ju10 mu-un-dù-a
29 - za-e-en-zé-en in-nu
30 - gu-za-já gu-za (d)cul-gi-ra-ka in-nu
31 - lú-(d)en-ki énsí ma-da zi-mu-dar(ki)-cè
32 - hé-mu-e-ci-du
33 - 60 ugnim-ma-ka hé-túm
34 - -ta hé-mi-ib-gi4-gi4
35 - -ti pisaj-dub-ba bí-tur-e á áj-ta
36 - mu-na-an-cúm-ma-ta bàd-bi hé-dù-a
37 - ù za-e érín cu-zu-ta ì-jál-la
38 - hi-ri-túm(kí) ba-al-lá
39 - ma-da dím-ma-bi nu-kúr-ru-dè
40 - nam-ba-cúm-mu-un-zé-en
41 - en-na ma-da nu-um-gen7-na-ta
42 - érín nam-mu-un-du8-re-zé-en
43 - lú-kíj-gi4-a-e-ne á áj-já ma-da
44 - (d)utu éd-da-bi ha-ma-tùm
45 - a-ma-ru-kam
1-2 - Say to Carrum-bni: this is what Cu-, your lord, says:
3-6 - The messenger whom you have sent to me . you do not exceed my instructions, as I ordered you. ... As for myself, whatever you say to me .
7-14 - When you went into the province -- who but you (?) has approached the province? Spending the night . When their dignitaries have their words, if ... Their dignitaries should stand by you in (?) their quarters. When their have been cast away, they themselves the province.
15-20 - If officials should pass by (?), ... By (?) placing the enemy, their cities, their borders , until they come down they come out from their fortress , they must not overturn it!
21-22 - When their men had killed, their women their soldiers passed (?) through your cities of the province; it was not .
23-24 - That was how I instructed you. Why did you not act as I ordered you?
25-27 - You were not empowered to kill anyone, to blind (?) people or to destroy cities; but I gave you authority to do so.
28-30 - When my father Culgi built the fortress , it was not you people who were involved -- and my throne is not the throne of Culgi!
31-34 - Concerning Lu-, the ruler of the province of Zimudar, he should come to you, and should bring with him 60 troops. Let them be sent together with .
35-36 - , the archivist, made limited (?). According to the instructions that have been given to him, he should build that fortress.
37-38 - And as for you, with the soldiers who are under your authority, get the trench dug!
39-42 - So as not to change the attitude of the province, you people are not to release the workers while the land has not yet been secured.
43-45 - Let messengers bring me news about those eastern provinces. This is urgent!
car-ru-um-ba-ni noun Carrum-bni
dug4 verb to say
cu-suen noun Cu-Suen
lugal noun king
dug4 verb to say
lú-kíj-gí4-á noun messenger
gi4 verb to return
dirig verb to be superior
cag4 noun heart
XX
ud noun day(light)
è verb to go out or in
á noun arm
áj verb to measure
jé6 pronoun I
dirig verb to be superior
ud noun day(light)
è verb to go out or in
igi noun eye
jé6 pronoun I
a-na pronoun what(ever)
dug4 verb to say
cag4 noun heart
ma-da noun land
jen verb to go
ma-da noun land
a-ba pronoun who
te verb to approach
ji6 noun night
verb to equal
noun person
gal verb to be big
inim noun word
tukum-bi conj if
níj noun thing
te verb to approach
KUKU
KUCKUC
noun person
gal verb to be big
cubtum6 noun dwelling
gub verb to stand
TURTUR
TURTUR
ri verb to direct
e-ne-ne pronoun they
ma-da noun land
tukum-bi conj if
ù conj and
lú-járzá noun type of official
dib verb to pass
bùrù verb to penetrate
sig10 verb to place
lú-kúr-rá noun stranger
jar verb to place
XX
iri noun town
zag noun side
dug4 verb to say
en-na conj as long as
èd verb to go down or up
bàd noun wall
è verb to go out or in
bal verb to turn over
nitah noun male
gaz verb to strike (dead)
munus noun woman
érín noun group of people
iri noun town
ma-da noun land
dib verb to pass
XX
XbrXbr
á noun arm
áj verb to measure
a-na-ac adv why
jé6 pronoun I
ak verb to do
noun person
gaz verb to strike (dead)
igi noun eye
hul verb to be bad
iri noun town
gul verb to destroy
cu noun hand
jar verb to place
nám-nír-jál noun authority
cúm verb to give
ud noun day(light)
bàd noun wall
igi noun eye
TATA
DADA
KAMKAM
cul-gi noun Culgi
ad-da noun father
verb to erect
zá-é-én-zé-én pronoun you (pl.)
me verb to be
gu-za noun chair
gu-za noun chair
cul-gi noun Culgi
me verb to be
lú-én-kí noun Lu-Enki
énsí noun (city) ruler
ma-da noun land
zi-mu-dar noun Zimudar
jen verb to go
60 numeral 60
ugnim noun troops
de6 verb to carry
gi4 verb to return
X noun unclear
pisaj-dub-ba noun archivist
tur verb to be small
á noun arm
áj verb to measure
cúm verb to give
bàd noun wall
verb to erect
ù conj and
za pronoun you (sg.)
érín noun group of people
cu noun hand
jál verb to be (located)
hí-rí-túm noun trench
ba-al verb to dig
ma-da noun land
dím-má noun reasoning
kúr verb to be different
cúm verb to give
en-na noun extent
ma-da noun land
gen6 verb to be firm
érín noun group of people
du8 verb to spread
lú-kíj-gí4-á noun messenger
á noun arm
áj verb to measure
ma-da noun land
utu noun Utu
è verb to go out or in
de6 verb to carry
a-ma-ru noun flood