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On a whim, I decided to make a poster of that Igbo proverb about kola nuts (you know the one, "He who brings kola nut, brings life"), but I couldn't find the Nsibidi character for "bring". So here's my first attempt at creating a new Nsbidi character:

Bring compound experiment.jpg


So, in my language (Mbe), the word for bring is a compound of come and bring, which makes sense in English too: when you bring something, you're coming with the intention of giving, right? So I combined the two characters, making the come character the dominant one.

The only problem is, I don't know what radicals make up the character for give, I just chose the one that looked the best. Maybe when I know more characters...

Anyway, here's how the poster turned out:

Kola nut proverb.jpg