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Letter from Inanaka to the goddess Nintinuga -- a composite transliteration
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1 - (d)nin-tin-ug5-ga ajrig zid é-kur-ra
2 - a-zu kalam-ma-ra ù-na-a-dug4
3 - nin tu6 dug4-ga-ni ùj cár tìl-le
4 - mu7-mu7-ma-ni ùj sag9-ga
5 - nin cag4-ne-ca4 tìl-tìl cùdù-dè ki áj-ra
6 - cag4 gur-ru cag4-lá sug4 a-ra-zu jic tuku-ju10-úr tuku
7 - ù-na-dè-tah
8 - tìl-la ug5-ga za-e-me-en
9 - lú-kud-lú-kud-ba du7-du7 gal-bi-me-en
10 - (d)inana-ka dumu-munus (d)en-líl-á-mah
11 - gémé-zu na-ab-bé-a
12 - ki-nú cub-ba-ju10-da -kam-ma-bi -ta-àm
13 - ú-u8-a-u8-a al-jen-na-ju10 a-rá-bi u8-e-a-e a-rá-bi nu-zu
13A - mu-da-an-TAR RA X X
14 - nin-ju10 é ma-an-dù-ma igi lá-bi ba-tuc-en
15 - zu-a kal-la-ju10 jìrì kúr ba-an-dab5-bé-ec mu-da-an-gub
16 - la-ba-an-tuku
17 - im-ma-si im-ma-dirig-ga-ta
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19 - tukum-bi nin-já an-na-kam
20 - á-sàg su-já jál-la su-já íb-ta-an-zìg hé-eb-ta-an-zìg
21 - ki-in-du ki nam-tìl-la-ka jìrì-ju10 hé-bí-ib-gub-bé hé-bí-ib-gub-bé-en
22 - ù jé6-e gémé-zu gémé-ni hé-me-en
23 - é-za-a é-a-ni kisal-luh-bi hé-me-en igi-zu-cè hé-gub igi-ni-cè ga-gub
24 - ù-ba-sag9-ge nin-ju10 lú-kud-da du7-du7
25 - mu-zu ga-àm-mi-íb-sa4 mu-cè ga-sa4
1-11 - Say to Nintinuga, the reliable stewardess of the E-kur, the physician of the Land; repeat to the lady, whose incantation heals the multitude of people, whose spells make the people recover, to my the relenting lady, who loves to revive the people and loves supplications, the merciful and compassionate one who listens to prayers. You are the caretaker of the living and the dead; you are the great healer of all the crippled ones. This is what Inanaka, the daughter of Enlil-a-mah, your maidservant says:
12-18 - I have fallen ill for a second time twice (?), but I do not yet know the divine oracle concerning my being in agonies these agonies. . My lady, a house has been built for me, but I have to sit there with longing eyes. My valued acquaintances keep stay away from me. I have no one who would take care of me. Since this is full, too full for me, I am distressed.
19-25 - If it pleases my lady, and the asag demon which is in my body leaves my body, and thus may the asag demon which is in my body leave my body, so that it (the asag demon) allows me I can step again on the path ground of life with my feet. I will then be your maidservant, the courtyard sweeper of your temple, and will serve you. Furthermore after I have recovered, I will name you, my lady, as "the healer of the crippled" I will then be her maidservant, the courtyard sweeper of her temple, and will serve her. Furthermore after I have recovered, I will name her, my lady, as "the healer of the crippled".
nin-tin-ug5-ga noun Nintinuga
ajrig noun housekeeper
zid adj right
é-kúr noun E-kur
a-zu noun healer
kalam noun the Land
dug4 verb to say
nin noun lady
tu6 noun incantation
dug4 verb to say
ùj noun people
cár verb to be numerous
tìl verb to live
mu7-mu7 noun incantation
ùj noun people
sag9 verb to be good
nin noun lady
cag4-ne-ca4 noun intercession
noun person
tìl verb to live
cùdù noun prayer
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
cag4 noun heart
gur verb to turn
cág4-lá noun mercy
sug4 verb to be full
a-ra-zu noun supplication
jic noun tree
tuku verb to have
tuku verb to have
tah verb to add
tìl verb to live
úc verb to die
za pronoun you (sg.)
lú-kúd noun cripple
du7 verb to be perfect
gal verb to be big
inana-ka noun Inanaka
dumu-munus noun daughter
én-líl-á-máh noun Enlil-a-mah
gémé noun female slave
dug4 verb to say
kí-nú noun sleeping quarter
cub verb to fall
-kám-má numeral 2nd
numeral 2
u5-a interj soothing expression
jen verb to go
á-rá noun way
u5-a interj soothing expression
á-rá noun way
zu verb to know
TAR verb TAR
RARA
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nin noun lady
é noun house(hold)
verb to erect
igi noun eye
verb to hang
tuc verb to sit
zu verb to know
kal verb to be rare
jìrì noun foot
kúr verb to be different
dab5 verb to seize
gub verb to stand
noun person
tuku verb to have
si verb to fill
dirig verb to be superior
tukum-bi conj if
nin noun lady
an-na noun approval
á-ság3à2-sàg noun Asag
su noun flesh
jál verb to be (located)
su noun flesh
zìg verb to rise
zìg verb to rise
ki-in-du noun (stretch of) earth
ki noun place
nàm-tìl noun life
jìrì noun foot
gub verb to stand
gub verb to stand
ù conj and
jé6 pronoun I
gémé noun female slave
gémé noun female slave
me verb to be
é noun house(hold)
é noun house(hold)
kisal-luh noun courtyard sweeper
me verb to be
igi noun eye
gub verb to stand
igi noun eye
gub verb to stand
sag9 verb to be good
nin noun lady
lú-kúd noun cripple
du7 verb to be perfect
mu noun name
sa4 verb to call
mu noun name
sa4 verb to call