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Title: On a Damaged Part in the 10th Line of the South Side of the Bilgä Kagan Inscription
Author(s): LI, Yong-Sŏng
Journal: Journal Asiatique
Volume: 308 Issue: 2 Date: 2020
Many parts of the Kül Tegin and Bilgä Kagan inscriptions are almost identical with each other. The Bilgä Kagan inscription is in a worse state of preservation than the Kül Tegin inscription. Already at the end of the nineteenth century, there were many parts that were severely damaged in the Bilgä Kagan inscription. One of them is the last part of line 10 on the south side. Using the corresponding part of the Kül Tegin inscription as a reference, we can restore the damaged part in question as follows: : boq(u)γ : totoq [: kälti : tabγač : qaγanta :] qaŋi : lisün : tay säŋün : bašad[u] : beš yüz ärän : kälti : (The military governor (of Jinweizhou) of the Boquγ (Pugu) tribe [came]. [From the Chinese emperor], under the presidency of Great General Lisün (= Li Quan) who is his minister/high official (i.e. one of his ministers/high officials), five hundred men came'.