ETCSLbrowseSignSignSign name: GAL.BUR2
Values: ušumgal

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The texts of the corpus, both the transliterations and the translations, can be read online one by one, or, for instance, by opening two windows and having the transliteration in one and the translation in the other window. To accommodate different computers and browsers, the user can choose between ASCII and Unicode encoding of the texts. The critical apparatus and display conventions are explained in a separate document (see encoding). To get an overview of the compositions in the corpus, the two lists Corpus content by category and Corpus content by number have been produced (see the ETCSL homepage).

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   edin (N) open country     ama (N) mother     ugu (N) birth     inim (N) word        zu (V) to know

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Every transliteration ends with a list of sources, including the sources for the translations, and a short revision history.

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