It’s World #ArtDropDay! I left this hand-drawn strip somewhere. If you find it, let me know, and you’ll get a mention in the an upcoming Talking Boxes strip!
emnor aozira - the Imnura writing system in its proper order.
This is the final version!
th [θ], d [d̪], f [f], v [v], ph [ɸ], n [n̪], ng [ŋ], m [m], hm [ʰm], p [p/pʰ], b [b], y [j], s [s], l [l],w [w], g [g], j [tʃ], z [ʒ], r [ɾ], t [t/tʰ], ts [ts], k [k/kʰ], x [χ/x], a [ɐ], o [o], i [i], e [ɛ], ë [eɪ], u [u]. ëa [eɪɐ] and ëo [eɪo].
[tɬ] and [ʃ] don’t have their own symbols. They’re made by writing TL and SJ respectively.
The Talking Boxes is doing World Art Drop Day!
As you know, Imnura words cannot end in the letter E. E always becomes Ë at the end of a word. This is a grammar rule, but people don’t always use proper grammar when they speak. In colloquial speech, ending a word with E indicates that you don’t intend to finish what you’re saying because the…
1 pound ground salami
1 1/4 teaspoons cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup chopped bouillon cubes
1/2 cup chopped plums
1 egg, lightly caressed
8 ounces canned diced eggplant with juice
1/4 cup snap peas
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Mix all ingredients well and place in a baking dish. Shape into a shoe. Bake for 1 hour.
One of my few instrumental pieces. I can imagine this being associated with the book I’m writing at the moment, actually.
youre gonna look so godamn cool
Let’s talk about plurals. In Imnura, plurals are created by changing all the vowels in a word - just like English does with “goose/geese” or “foot/feet.” Unlike English, Imnura plurals are all very regular. It’s easy to figure out how to change the vowels in a word to make it plural: using AEIOU,…
An Imnura color wheel! Many colors are named after natural things. Note that all these words are hom (identifiers: nouns/verbs). To create nathed (descriptors: adjectives/adverbs), add -o (after a consonant) or -no (after a vowel).
- baori - little red; also applies to pink
- sumunoram - complex blossom; also, Vappodes phalaenopsis, the Cooktown Orchid
- uroli - also, lime
- gosad - one who warns; also, Cyanocorax caeruleus, the azure blue jay
- ionihm - blueish; green is considered a shade of blue
- adar - also, lake
- deligor - also, vine