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Letter from Sn-illat to Iddin-Dagan about confronting the Martu -- a composite transliteration
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1 - lugal-já ù-na-dug4
2 - (d)suen-illat ra-bi-sí-kà-tum-ma
3 - arad-zu na-ab-bé-a
4 - ka-ku-la-tum(ki) gaba-ri gíd-da-ju10-ne
5 - mar-tu tukul-ta cubtum6-ta im-zìg
6 - jé6-e X -ga-ju10-ne X 70 ì-dab5
7 - ka-ku-la-tum(ki)-cè ba-ni-in-kur9
8 - tukum-bi lugal-ju10 ugnim-ma tuc-ù-bi ab-bé
9 - a-já-lá kécé-da-bi cu hé-mi-ib-dà1-dà1
10 - tukum-bi lugal-ju10 ugnim-ma nu-tuc-ù-bi ab-bé
11 - hé-em-ma-súg-ge-ec hé-em-ma-súb-bé-ec lugal-ju10 hé-en-zu a-ma-ru-kam
1-3 - Speak to my lord: this is what -illat the general, your servant, says:
4-7 - When I moved opposite Kakkultum, the Martu rose up from their ambush with their weapons (?). When I , I captured 70 (?) and brought them into Kakkultum.
8-11 - If my lord arranges for the troops to encamp, let him have them take their tied-up leather sacks. If my lord arranges for the troops not to encamp, then let them stay put then let them go . May my lord know This is urgent !
lugal noun king
dug4 verb to say
suen-illat noun Sn-illat
rá-bí-sí-ká3-túm-márà-bì-sì2-kà-tùm-mà noun general
arad noun slave
dug4 verb to say
ka-ku-la-tum noun Kakkulatum
gaba-ri noun equal
gíd verb to be long
mar-tu noun Martu
tukul noun weapon
cubtum6 noun dwelling
zìg verb to rise
jé6 pronoun I
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70 numeral 70
dab5 verb to seize
ka-ku-la-tum noun Kakkulatum
kur9 verb to enter
tukum-bi conj if
lugal noun king
ugnim noun troops
tuc verb to sit
dug4 verb to say
á-já-lá noun sack
kécé verb to bind
cu noun hand
taka4 verb to leave behind
tukum-bi conj if
lugal noun king
ugnim noun troops
tuc verb to sit
dug4 verb to say
gub verb to stand
jen verb to go
lugal noun king
zu verb to know
a-ma-ru noun flood