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A balbale to Nanna (Nanna B) -- a composite transliteration
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1 - me-a-am-ra mu-un-
21 - úr
22 - cul X
23 - áb-a-na
24 - áj-ju10
25 -
26 -
27 - nitalam-ju10
28 - (d)nin-gal X
29 - ì áb kug-ga
30 - cu sikil jìrì X
31 - sag9-ga-ju10 X
32 - X X jic-gi ki-e-ne-di
33 - X X gi-dù-e jírí saga11 ga-
34 - èn-bar dùg-ga-cè
35 - in-nin u5-bí(múšén)-ra
36 - nunuz-bi mu-ra-ab-ri gùd ga-X
37 - zirrux(EN.NU.NUNUZ.ZI.(d)NANNA)(d)nin-gal u5-bí(múšén)
38 - ì nir ù-mu-e-ci-X
39 -
40 - ambar mah-a suhur-ra CEN
41 - ki-sikil kud-da tur-re cu um-mi-
42 - ama ugu-zu (d)nin-gi-kug-ga
43 - (d)nin-gal é-zu-cè jé6-e ga-mu-ra-da-jen
44 -
45 - càkìr kug-ga ga kug ù-mu-ra-X
46 - (d)cu-ni-du7
47 - ki-sikil amar X tur-ra-ju10-cè ù-mu-un-X X nam-ma-X
48 - ì hi-a ga luh-ha
49 - (d)nin-gal é-zu-cè jé6-e
50 - me-a-am e-me-da nu-me-a
51 - áj-ju10 X X-ba
52 - (d)nin-gi-kug-ga-da nu-me-a
53 - X DI
55 - (d)nanna
56 -
57 - é já-nun-na
58 - me-a-am u6 di kalam-ma
59 - (d)nanna-ju10 i-lu-zu i-lu
1-26 - (Ningal speaks:) 'I for the . The embrace of my spouse . The young man . Among his cows . My beloved who . I shall go ! There with the lord .'
27-31 - (Nanna addresses Ningal:) 'My spouse, , Ningal who , butter from the holy cows. Pure hands and feet . My lovely .'
32-37 - ', the reedbeds, the playground . I shall sharp knives to the and reed fences. I shall to the beautiful young reeds. Mistress, the treasures (?) of the birds. I will gather their eggs for you, and I shall the nest. High priestess of Nanna, the birds.'
38-43 - 'After I have butter into the container, after I have for cakes in the morning (?), after I have carp in the great marsh, young lady, after I have little turtles (?), then I will your own mother Ningikuga. Ningal, I shall go with you to your house.'
44-49 - 'After I have led the cows into the stall , after I have holy milk into the holy churn for you, after Cuni-du has done the churning, young lady, after I have given my young calves milk , then I will pats of butter and purified milk for you. Ningal, I shall go with you to your house.'
50-59 - (Ningal addresses Nanna:) ', my beloved, if only I could come to you without my mother to ! If only I could come to you without Ningikuga (?) ! Lord Nanna, bring it to me! In the dwelling of the shepherd, in the house of gleaned barley, my lord, I shall come to you in the chamber, the storehouse (?)! , wonder of the Land, I shall come to you! My Nanna, your chant is sweet; it is the chant of my heart.'
me-a-am noun term of endearment
úr noun root
cul noun young man
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áb noun cow
áj verb to measure
nitalam noun spouse
nin-gal noun Ningal
noun person
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ì noun fatty substance
áb noun cow
kug adj shining
cu noun hand
sikil verb to be pure
jìrì noun foot
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sag9 verb to be good
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jic-gi noun reedbed
ki-e-ne-di noun play area
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gì-dù noun type of enclosure
jírí noun blade
saga11 verb to press
èn-bàr noun marsh reed
dùg verb to be good
in-nin noun mistress
ú5-bí noun swan?
nunuz noun egg
ri verb to direct
gùd noun nest
XX
zirru noun type of priestess
ú5-bí noun swan?
ì noun fatty substance
nir noun authority
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ambar noun marsh
mah verb to be majestic
suhur noun type of carp
CENCEN
ki-sikil noun young woman
kúcú noun type of sea creature
tur verb to be small
cu noun hand
ama noun mother
ugu verb to give birth
nin-gi-kug-ga noun Ningikuga
nin-gal noun Ningal
é noun house(hold)
jé6 pronoun I
jen verb to go
càkìr noun churn
kug adj shining
ga noun milk
kug adj shining
XX
cù-nì-dùg noun Cuni-dug
ki-sikil noun young woman
amar noun calf
XX
tur verb to be small
XX
XX
XX
ì noun fatty substance
hi verb to mix up
ga noun milk
luh verb to clean
nin-gal noun Ningal
é noun house(hold)
jé6 pronoun I
me-a-am noun term of endearment
dug4 verb to say
me verb to be
áj verb to measure
XX
XX
nin-gi-kug-ga noun Ningikuga
me verb to be
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DIDI
nanna noun Nanna
é noun house(hold)
já-nún noun storehouse
me-a-am noun term of endearment
u6 noun wonder
dug4 verb to say
kalam noun the Land
nanna noun Nanna
i-lu noun (sad) song
i-lu noun (sad) song