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A balbale to Inana (Dumuzid-Inana D) -- a composite transliteration
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2 - é X
3 - mu-ci-in-bar
4 - cec-e ma-ra-an-dug4 ma-ra-an-tah
5 - cag4 áj hi-li ku7-ku7-dam
6 - kug ma-ra-an-ba
7 - ki-bi
8 - áj-ju10 gaba im-ma-an-de5
9 - hi-li mu-e-ci-in-te dili mu-e-da-húl
10 - cec-e é-ni-a im-ma-ni-in-kur9-re-en
11 - làl háb-ba bí-in-nú-en
12 - kal-la-ju10 a-ba-nú
13 - dili-dili-ta eme ak dili-dili-ta
14 - cec sag9-sag9-ju10 50-àm mu-un-ak
15 - sig9-ga-gin7 mu-na-dè-gub
16 - ki-ta tuku4-e-da si-a mu-na-ni-in-jar
17 - cec-ju10 íb-ba-na cu gub-bu-dè
18 - kal-la-ju10 ud mu-un-di-ni-ib-zal-e
19 - cu ba-àm-mu-u8 nin9-ju10 cu ba-àm-mu-u8
20 - jen nin9 ki áj-ju10 é-gal-la é-me-cè ga-jen
21 - igi ad-da-já dumu tur hé-me-en
22 - (d)ba-ú ha-ba-zu cu ba-e-re-ci-bar-re
1-3 - As I was strolling, as I was strolling, as I was strolling the house, as I was strolling, he caught sight of my Inana.
4-11 - 'What did the brother say to you and speak to you? He of the loving heart and most sweet charms offered you a gift, my holy Inana. As I looked in that direction, my beloved man met you, and he fell in love with you, and he delighted in you alone! The brother brought you into his house and had you lie down on a bed dripping with honey.'
12-18 - When my sweet precious, my heart, had lain down too, each of them in turn kissing with the tongue, each in turn, then my brother of the beautiful eyes did it fifty times to her, exhaustedly waiting for her, as she trembled underneath him, dumbly silent for him. My dear precious passed the time with my brother laying his hands on her hips.
19-20 - 'Let me go, my sister! Let me go! Come, my beloved sister, let me go to the palace to our house !'
21-22 - 'To my paternal eye you are still a small child. May Bau know you as a man. I'll let you go!'
é noun house(hold)
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bar verb to set aside
cec noun brother
dug4 verb to say
tah verb to add
cag4 noun heart
áj verb to measure
hi-li noun attractiveness
ku7-ku7 verb to be sweet
kug adj shining
ba verb to allot
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
gaba noun chest
de5 verb to collect
hi-li noun attractiveness
te verb to approach
dili adj single
húl verb to be happy
cec noun brother
é noun house(hold)
kur9 verb to enter
làl noun syrup
tá-háb verb to thicken?
verb to lie down
kal verb to be rare
verb to lie down
dili adj single
eme noun tongue
ak verb to do
dili adj single
cec noun brother
sag9 verb to be good
50 numeral 50
ak verb to do
noun person
sig9 verb to put
gub verb to stand
ki noun place
tuku4 verb to shake
sig9 verb to be silent
jar verb to place
cec noun brother
íb noun hip
cu noun hand
gub verb to stand
kal verb to be rare
ud noun day(light)
zal verb to pass
cu noun hand
ba verb to allot
nin9 noun sister
cu noun hand
ba verb to allot
jen verb to go
nin9 noun sister
ki noun place
áj verb to measure
é-gál noun palace
é noun house(hold)
jen verb to go
igi noun eye
ad-da noun father
dumu noun child
tur verb to be small
me verb to be
bá-ú noun Bau
noun person
zu verb to know
cu noun hand
bar verb to set aside