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The advice of a supervisor to a younger scribe (E-dubba C): composite text

1dumu e2-dub-ba-a ud ul-la ja2-nu ki-ju10-ce3
2nij2 um-mi-a-ju10 mu-un-pad3-da za-e ga-ra-pad3-pad3
3za-e-gin7-nam nam-lu2-tur i3-ak cec-gal i3-tuku-am3
4um-mi-a lu2-ta kij2-ja2-am3 a2-aj2-ja2 jic bi2-in-jar
5gi al-gu4-ud-da-gin7 i3-gu4-ud-de3-en kij-ja2 bi2-in-sig10-ge-en
6inim um-mi-a-ju10 nu-un-taka4 nij2 ni2-ja2 li-bi2-ak
7cec-gal-ju10 a2 jic-jar-ra-ja2 cag4-ga-ni i-ni-in-dug3
8i3-sun5-ne na-mu-da-ci-hul2 silim-ja2 i-ni-in-dug4
9jic ma-an-hur-ra na-an-dim2 ki-bi-ce3 al-jar-jar
10na-rig5-ga-ni-ta lu2 hu-ru-um cu-bar dib-ba-e
11im-ma cu-ju10 si ba-ni-in-sa2 us2 zid mu-un-dab5
12ka-ju10 inim-ma jal2 ba-ni-in-taka4 ad-gi4-gi4 ma-an-pad3
13jic-hur lu2 a2-aj2-ja2 si sa2-e igi ma-ni-in-si-si
14gu2 zi-zi-i ha-la a2-aj2-ja2-kam ud zal-le nij2-gig-ga
15lu2 ki a2-aj2-ja2-ni-ce3 ud zal-la a2-aj2-ja2-ni ab-taka4
16nij2-zu-a-ni pa nu-um-ed2 KA.KA-ni ba-an-la2
17tukum-bi nij2-zu-a-ni pa ba-an-ed2 igi mu-un-suh-suh-u3-ne
18ud na-ab-zal-e-en ji6 na-ab-sed4-e-en a2-bi-ce3 jen-na
19cec-gal cec-ban3-da hi-li-a-bi na-an-na-ni-ib-gi4-gi4
20saj-ki gal-gal-la um-ma-tej3 inim-zu ba-dugud-de3-en
212-kam-ma-ce3 igi KEC2-da-zu-ce3 nu-ra-ni-ib-gi4-gi4
22ki-za-za tec2 lu2-u18-lu-ka mah-bi gu2 he2-ri-du3
23u2 tec2-a-ka cag4 ab-sed4-de3 nam-tag-ga al-du8-e
24lu2 cu sug4-ga-ka kadra-ni ur5-ce3 nir mu-un-jal2
25lu2 nij2 nu-tuku mac2 gur-ra-na gaba-na i-im-tab
26lu2 jarza2-ra ki he2-en-ne-za he2-KEC2 ba-sed4-de3
27nij2 um-mi-a-ju10 mu-un-pad3-de3 e-ra-cid nu-mu-ra-ab-taka4
28jizzal he2-bi2-ak cag4-ce3 gid2-i-de3 sag9-ge-zu mu-da-an-jal2
29dub-sar umun2 ak sun5-na-bi ugula-a-ni mu-un-na-ni-ib-gi4-gi4
30ud mu7-mu7-gin7 ab-cid-en-na-a ba-an-gi4-bi a-ra-ab-ha-za-an
31mu gud-gin7 i-lu dug3-ga-zu-ce3 jic i3-la2-a-bi
32lu2 nu-zu nam-mu-ni-ib-ku4-ku4 dic-am3 ga-ra-ni-ib-gi4 (1 ms. inserts ll. 60A and 60B here instead of after l. 60)
33ur-gir15 tur-gin7 igi mu-e-bad-bad nam-lu2-ulu3 mu-e-ak
34a-na-ac-am3 lu2 ja2-la dag-ga-gin7 jic ma-ab-hur-hur-re-en
35lu2 inim-zu jic ba-ni-in-tuku-a cu am3-ma-kar2-kar2
36nam-dub-sar-ra a-na mu-e-pad3-da-zu cu-za ba-ni-in-cum2
37e2-za he2-bi2-gub-be2-en ud na-me nij2-ja2-la-dag-ga-ju10-uc sa2 ba-ra-am3-mu-ri-ib-dug4
38geme2 arad2 jiri3-sig10-ga e2-za kij2-gi4-a he2-bi2-ne-gi4
39kurum6-bi tug2-bi u3 i3-ba-bi cag4-bi ha-ma-dug3-ga
40a-ra2-bi-ce3 kij-gi4-a he2-bi2-in-ne-gi4 e2 lugal-ka arad2 ba-ra-bi2-in-us2
41gaba ud-ja2 he2-bi2-ak udu-gin7 he2-eb-us2-u3-nam
42sizkur2 sa gi4-gi4-da he2-mu-e-dug4 ud-bi sa2 he2-ri-ib-dug4
43udu-bi u2-gu7-bi ha-ma-sag9-sag9 dijir-zu he2-hul2
44ud ma2 dijir-za us2-sa-bi giri17 cu ha-ra-ab-tag-ge-ne
45gaba a-cag4-ga-ce3 a2 he2-mu-e-da-a-a-aj2 erin2-e kij2 he2-bi2-ak
46kij2 a-da-min3-na ji6 an-bar7-ba u3 ba-ra-bi2-ku-am3
47us2-a-du dumu engar-ra-ke4-e-ne saj hu-mu-un-kal-le-ne
48a-cag4-za cu nam-sag9-ga he2-bi2-gi4 uj3-e u6-di he2-ri-ib-dug4
49gud-de3 a-na-am3 gub-zu dirig he2-em-tum3 gu2-un-bi ha-ra-ab-silim-ma-am3
50tur-ra-ju10-ta he2-em-ma-dim4-e-en a-ra2-ju10 igi he2-bi2-du8
51kug sag9-ga-gin7 gurum2 he2-bi2-ak ki-cer11 la-ba-an-tuku
52gal-bi nu-di nij2-gig-zu-gin7 e-ra-da-tuc-u3-nam
53ni2 tur-tur-re e-ra-da-zah2-zah2-na pa ga-ra-ab-ed2 zu-a
54ud-bi-ta lu2-tur he2-me-en-na i3-ne-ce3 saj-zu il2
55cu-zu lu2-ra mu-da-an-gi4-gi4-in a-ra2-bi-ce3 DU-mu-un
56cud3 he2-mu-e-ca4 nam mu-tar-ra
57na-rig5-ga ga i3 gu7-a-gin7 su-ja2 i-ni-in-kur9-ra
58gub-bu ja2-la nu-dag-ge pad3-da-zu
59ki sag9-ga-bi sa2 he2-ri-ib-dug4 nij2-hul-bi li-bi2-in-ak
60um-mi-a lu2 inim zu-u3-ne saj hu-mu-un-kal-le-ne
(2 mss. add 3 lines:
60Ae2-bi-a ki saj-kal-la-ba DI DI hu-mu-un-e-ne
60Bmu-zu dug3-ge-ec pad3-de3-da-bi saj-ki-bi ma-jal2
(1 of the 2 mss. has ll. 67 and 68 after line 60B instead of after l. 66)
60Eum-mi-a cag4 hul2-la-ni-ta cud3 mu-na-an-ca4)
61lu2-tur inim-ju10-ce3 ba-tuc-u3-nam cag4-ju10 bi2-dug3-ga-am3
62dnisaba dugud-da um-mi-a cu-za i-ni-in-jar-ra
63nam i-ri-tar-ra mu-na-ra-kur2-ru cu zid ha-ra-an-ja2-ja2
(1 ms. has instead the line: cu dug4-ga dnisaba-me-en gu2 an-ce3 [...])
64cag4 hul2-la nam-ce3 he2-bi2-tar cag4 sig3 he2-da-zig3
65e2-dub-ba-a ki umum-ma a-na jal2-la [...]
66nam-mah dnisaba nij2-me-jar pad3-pad3 di-da-/bi?\
67 gud-us2 cir3 dug3-dug3-ga-zu-ce3 jic-la2-bi mah
68cir3 dug3-ga-zu-ce3 jic ga-mu-ni-in-la2 SAL-zu-gin7 ga-mu-ni-tag-tag
69nij2-jectug2-ga nu-u18-lu-me-en hu-mu-un-pad3-pad3-de3-ne
70di4-di4-la2 inim-inim-ma he2-du7 kac hu-mu-un-ku7-ku7-de3-ne
71gacam ki ku10-ku10-ga ud ja2-ja2
72sila saj-gi4-a sila-a ba-an-ja2-ja2
73us2 tec2-ba ri-a si sa2-e in ki-bi sur-sur
74nin me-ni-da me nu-sa2-a dnisaba za3-mi2

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17.iii.2000-27.iii.2000 : GC : standardisation
7.x.2000 : JAB : proofreading
14.xi.2000 : GZ : SGML tagging
25.xi.2000 : ER : proofreading SGML
25.xi.2000 : ER : converting to HTML 4.0
7.ix.2001 : ER : header and footer reformatted; substantive content of file not changed