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The song of the lettuce: a balbale to Inana (Dumuzid-Inana E) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - ba-lam ba-lam-lam hi-iz-àm a ba-an-dug4
2 - kiri6 ji6-edin-na jar-jar-ra-na sag9-ga ama-na-ju10 hi-iz a ba-an-dé
3 - ce ab-sín-ba hi-li-a sag9-ju10 hi-iz-àm a ba-an-dug4
4 - hachur saj-já gurun íl-la-ju10 hi-iz-àm a ba-an-dug4
5 - lú-làl-e lú-làl-e mu-ku7-ku7-dè-en
6 - en-ju10 lú-làl-e sag9-ga ama-na-ju10
7 - cu-ni làl-e làl-e jé6-e mu-un-ku7-ku7-dè-en
8 - á-cu-jìrì-ni làl ku7-ku7-dam jé6-e mu-un-ku7-ku7-dè-en
9 - èn-dur cu-níjín tukum ku7-ku7-ju10 sag9-ga ama-na-ju10
10 - hac4 sag9-sag9 á buluj5 e-ru-ju10 hi-iz-àm a ba-an-dug4
1-4 - He has sprouted, he has burgeoned, he is well-watered lettuce, my shaded garden of the desert, richly flourishing, his mother's favourite he is well-watered lettuce ; my grain lovely in beauty in its furrows, he is well-watered lettuce; my first-class fruitful apple tree, he is well-watered lettuce.
5-8 - The honey man, the honey man will make me sweet; my lord, the honey man of a goddess, his mother's favourite, whose hands are honey, whose feet are honey, will make me sweet, whose limbs are honey-sweet, will make me sweet.
9-10 - Navel! My altogether immediately sweet, my favourite of his mother! Beautiful thighs, raised arms! My , he is well-watered lettuce.
lam verb to flourish
lam verb to flourish
hi-iz noun lettuce
a noun water
dug4 verb to say
kiri6 noun orchard
ji6-edin noun deep shade
noun neck
jar verb to place
sag9 verb to be good
ama noun mother
hi-iz noun lettuce
a noun water
verb to pour
ce noun barley
àbsìn noun furrow
hi-li noun attractiveness
sag9 verb to be good
hi-iz noun lettuce
a noun water
dug4 verb to say
hachur noun apple (tree)
saj noun head
gurun noun fruit
íl verb to raise
hi-iz noun lettuce
a noun water
dug4 verb to say
lú-lál3lù2-làl noun sweet man
lú-lál3lù2-làl noun sweet man
ku7-ku7 verb to be sweet
en noun lord
lú-lál3lù2-làl noun sweet man
sag9 verb to be good
ama noun mother
cu noun hand
làl noun syrup
làl noun syrup
jé6 pronoun I
ku7-ku7 verb to be sweet
á-cú-jírí3à2-cù-jìrì noun limbs
làl noun syrup
ku7-ku7 verb to be sweet
jé6 pronoun I
ku7-ku7 verb to be sweet
èn-dùr noun navel
cú-níjín noun total
tukum adv soon?
ku7-ku7 verb to be sweet
sag9 verb to be good
ama noun mother
hác noun thigh
sag9 verb to be good
á noun arm
bùlùj verb to flourish
e-ru noun meaning unknown
hi-iz noun lettuce
a noun water
dug4 verb to say