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Letter from Ur-Enlila to a governor and temple administrator -- a composite transliteration
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1 - énsí sajja-ra ù-na-a-dug4
2 - ur-(d)en-líl-lá-ke4 na-ab-bé-a
3 - pa5 a-luh-ha ì-luh-ha a i-íb-tùm
4 - (d)en-líl-dijir-ju10 (d)en-líl-á-ju10 (d)en-líl-lá-ju10 ù ha-an-za-mu
5 - íb-sìg-ge-ec íb-sig9-ge-ec mu-da-an-kar-re-ec
6 - lugal-an-né na-ab-bé-a
7 - jé6-e pa5 1(DIC)-àm za-e pa5 1(DIC)-àm énsí pa5 1(DIC)-àm
8 - a hé-mu-e-de6 hé-mu-e-dug4 bí-dug4 nu-mu-un-ce-ge-ec
9 - érín íd-zu nu-ma pa5-bi a i-íb-tùm
10 - já-a sah6-bi a ma-ab-tùm
11 - á ma-tur 5(IA) juruc 10 60(DIC) hu-mu-e-ci-in-gi4-gi4-ma
12 - a-ma-ru-kam
1-2 - Say to the governor and temple administrator what Ur-Enlila says:
3-5 - The irrigation ditch which has been cleared was bringing water but Enlil-digirgu Enlil-agu Enlilagu and Hanzamu have drawn off the water and taken it from the ditch.
6 - And what Lugal-Ane says:
7-12 - I proposed, ' Water should be brought The irrigation should be done on the basis of one ditch for me, one ditch for you and one ditch for the governor,' but they did not agree. Your canal has no workers but its ditch brings water. It brings water for me unchecked. My workforce is inadequate so send me five or 10 60 able-bodied men. It is urgent.
énsí noun (city) ruler
sajja noun temple administrator
dug4 verb to say
úr-én-líl-lá noun Ur-Enlila
dug4 verb to say
pa5 noun canal
luh verb to clean
luh verb to clean
a noun water
de6 verb to carry
én-líl-díjír-jú10 noun Enlil-digirgu
én-líl-á-jú10 noun Enlil-agu
én-líl-lá-jú10 noun Enlilagu
ù conj and
ha-an-za-mu noun Hanzamu
sig9 verb to put
sig9 verb to put
kar verb to flee
lúgál-án-né noun Lugal-Ane
dug4 verb to say
jé6 pronoun I
pa5 noun canal
1 numeral 1
za pronoun you (sg.)
pa5 noun canal
1 numeral 1
énsí noun (city) ruler
pa5 noun canal
1 numeral 1
a noun water
de6 verb to carry
dug4 verb to say
dug4 verb to say
ce verb to agree
érín noun group of people
íd noun watercourse
me verb to be
pa5 noun canal
a noun water
de6 verb to carry
jé6 pronoun I
sah6 verb to withdraw
a noun water
de6 verb to carry
á noun arm
tur verb to be small
5 numeral 5
juruc noun young man
10 numeral 10
60 numeral 60
gi4 verb to return
a-ma-ru noun flood