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Letter from Nanna-ki-ag to Lipit-Ectar about Gungunum's troops -- a composite transliteration
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1 - lugal-já ù-na-dug4
2 - (d)nanna-ki-áj ra-bi-sí-kà-tum-ma
3 - arad-zu na-ab-bé-a
4 - é-dannada-na(ki) lugal-ju10 ba-an-da-bal
5 - cag4 é-dannada-na-cè 6 me-at ugnim gu-un-gu-nu-um
6 - at-ta-ma-an-nu-um ba-ni-in-kur9
7 - ugnim-bi iri-saj-an-na libir-ra-cè ku4-ku4-dè la-ba-cúm
8 - iri(ki)-gibil-àm al-dúr-ru-ne-ec
9 - ugnim-bi ugnim gu-un-gu-nu-um íd-amar-(d)suen-ka-ta
10 - X dù-ù-dè du-un-nu-um(ki) ak-dè
11 - X X-al-e-dè ba-jen
12 - tukum-bi lugal-ju10 NIM pan gag-pan
13 - tur-tur cu-KU6 X X X
14 - a-já-lá kécé-da-bi tukul X cu-kár
15 - á nu-um-ta- DU
16 - ugnim íd-amar-(d)suen-ka-ta
17 - cég1 ba-dù-e X X X-e ù íd X al-ba-al-e
18 - lugal-ju10 nam-ba-e-ce-ba-e-ne
19 - a-ma-ru-kam
1-3 - Speak to my lord: this is what -ki-ag the general, your servant, says:
4-6 - E-danna has turned against my lord. Atta-mannum has made six hundred troops of Gungunum enter into E-danna.
7-11 - I would not allow these troops to enter old Iri-sag-ana. They camped instead in Iri-gibil. These troops The troops of Gungunum have come from the banks of the Id- watercourse, in order to build , to make Dunnum ready (?) and to .
12-17 - If my lord does not crews of highlanders, bows, arrows, small boats, fishermen , their tied-up leather sacks, weapons, and implements, the armaments of battle, then the troops will construct brick structures by the bank of the Id- watercourse, and dig a canal.
18-19 - They should not be neglectful, my lord! It is urgent!
lugal noun king
dug4 verb to say
nánná-kí-áj noun Nanna-ki-ag
rá-bí-sí-ká3-túm-márà-bì-sì2-kà-tùm-mà noun general
arad noun slave
dug4 verb to say
é-dánná noun E-danna
lugal noun king
bal verb to turn over
cag4 noun heart
é-dánná noun E-danna
6 numeral 6
100 numeral 100
ugnim noun troops
gu-un-gu-nu-um noun Gungunum
at-ta-ma-an-nu-um noun Atta-mannum
kur9 verb to enter
ugnim noun troops
iri-saj-an-na noun iri-sag-an-na
libir verb to be old
kur9 verb to enter
cúm verb to give
iri-gibil noun Iri-gibil
tuc verb to sit
ugnim noun troops
ugnim noun troops
gu-un-gu-nu-um noun Gungunum
noun neck
íd-ámár-súén noun Id-Amar-Suena
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verb to erect
du-un-nu-um noun Dunnum
ak verb to do
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XX
jen verb to go
tukum-bi conj if
lugal noun king
NIMNIM
pan noun bow
gag-pan noun type of arrow
noun boat
tur verb to be small
cu-KU6 noun fisherman
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XX
XX
á-já-lá noun sack
kécé verb to bind
tukul noun weapon
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cú-kár noun implement
á noun arm
noun battle
DUDU
ugnim noun troops
noun neck
íd-ámár-súén noun Id-Amar-Suena
cég1 noun brick(work)
verb to erect
XX
XX
XX
ù conj and
íd noun watercourse
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ba-al verb to dig
lugal noun king
ce-ba verb to be negligent
a-ma-ru noun flood