The Zimúrán script was created by TJ for his conlang Zimúrán, a
language spoken supposedly by the mutants that live in the forests
of Zimúrá on the northern boundaries of the world, where Alexander, a conquestador,
wars with them. Zimúrán is a recording system composed mainly
of knots and threads, and not used for communication, and are used merely to
pronounce names, properties and so on.
Zimúrán knots and threads
Zimúrán is a semi-syllabic system with only 3 vowels, and each vowel has a
short and a long form. The system consists of 8 consonants divided into 2 main
categories, light and hard. In the hard form, threads made up from animal coats
(fur, hair..etc) are used, while for the light form threads are made from plant
fibers. In the schematic form (where writing on a paper is involved), the light
form is differentiated by changing the color of the line or putting a special
mark on the side of the consonant. The hard form is considered the basic form
and the light form is considered secondary.
The vowels are formed on the same thread of the consonant. On the side of every
consonant, the vowels are formed (if required) by dismantling the side of the thread
into 3, 2 or 1 component. If the vowel is to come alone with no consonants preceeding,
the side of a plain thread is dismantled. The left side is usually dismantled,
and in case of longer vowels, both sides of the thread are dismantled.
The direction of reading is top to bottom, with the top having a special starting
thread pointing to the left side.
If there are several words to be knotted, then all words would be tied on a single
long horizontal thread, while words hang from it (like vines) and reading would be
left to right, top to bottom for every word.
Numbers are tied using the basic form
(animal threads, or other basic type
if the knotter wishes to).
Notice the green color on some threads to mark light forms.