Liwadi Culture: Race and Ethnicity

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Table of Phonemes

IPA /w/ /o/ /u/ /j/ /i/ /ɪ/ /k/ /g/ /ŋ/ /h/ /χ/ /ɣ/ /t/ /d/ /θ/ /ð/ /s/ /z/ /p/ /b/ /ɸ/ /β/ /e/ /ɛ/ /ä/ /l/ /m/ /n/ /ɾ/ /ʔ/
Latin W w O o U u Y y I i ï K k G g Ń ń H h ġ T t D d S s Z z P p B b E e ë A a L l M m N n R r ʻ
Arabic و وْ وُ ی ى۬ ي ک ݢ گ ح خ ݗ ط ظ د ذ ص ض ٮ ڡ ڢ ه ۃ ا ل م ن ر ع
Name Wa O U Ya I Ï Ka Ga Ńa Ha Ḳa Ġa Ta Da Ṭa Ḍa Sa Za Pa Ba Ṗa Ḅa E Ë A Nun Mim Lam Ra ʻan

The People

  • The Liwadis call themselves su liwad صوُ لوُواظ, which means simply "the people".

Anatomy and Physiology

  • The Liwadis are humanoid reptilians.
  • The average height of the male Litorian is 1.5 m. (5'), with the females slightly shorter.
  • In physical appearance, they look like human beings, with the following exceptions.
  1. They are hairless.
  2. The scleras are amber, the irises green. They can see into the infrared range. The eyes (sutim صوُطى۬م) have a tapetum.
  3. The smooth skin is green, darker in the males, lighter in the females. The skin of babies is dark blue and gradually becomes green as they grow older.
  4. There is a slight sagittal crest (nulid نوُلى۬ظ) to give greater strength to the temporal muscles.
  5. There are three fingers (zoris ضوْرى۬ص) and a thumb (bugar بوُݢار) on the hand and four toes (inar ى۬نار) on the foot (pabok ٮابوْک).
  6. The males' sex organs are internal.
  7. There is no navel.
  8. Although there are no breasts, the human-like chest contour is present because of the pectoral muscles.
  • Dentition is the same as in Humans, except that the first premolars are canines:
  • They may engage in sex at any time, but the female is in estrus only in the fall. One child is born after a gestation of ten lunar months. The sex of the child is by chance as with Humans.
  • The female's inability to produce eggs begins around the age of 40.
  • The Liwadis mate face-to-face and fertilization is internal. The females are ovoviviparous.
  • The average life span of a Liwadi is about 50 years.

Occupations and Resources

  • The Liwadis combine limited agriculture and animal husbandry with a hunter/gatherer lifestyle.
  • Domestic agriculture is limited to vegetable (hupoy حوُٮوْى) gardening. Wild fruits, nuts and grains are gathered in the fall. What fruit is not eaten fresh is dried for winter use. Grains are made into unleavened bread (kumul کوُموُل) and beer (repim رهٮى۬م). Fruit juice is also fermented (tetom طهطوْم).
  • Three animals have been domesticated.
  1. A small bird resembling a chicken (ńepim عهٮى۬م) is a source of meat (rinap رى۬ناٮ) and eggs (ruzad روُضاظ). Spring foraging brings in an additional supply of eggs.
  2. A pony-sized reptile (obolوْبوْل) is used for riding and as a beast of burden. They are also used to pull travois for the transport of burdens, such as meat from a hunt.
  3. A smaller reptile (meleʻ مهلهع), about the size of a German shepherd, guards the villages from foraging predators.
  • The men go on hunting expeditions from time to time and bring back meat from birds and reptiles.
  • Another source of protein is the watercourses from which are obtained fish (gab ݢاب) and crustaceans (ludip لوُظى۬ٮ).
  • In season, insects (donip ظوْنى۬ٮ) also are gathered and eaten.
  • Wild honey (giran ݢى۬ران) is a source of sweetness.
  • The Liwadis possess a knowledge of the medicinal properties of plants and the women will forage for these as needed.
  • Arts and crafts include the making of jewelry from stones and shells and of weapons and utensils from wood, stone, horn and bone.
  • The Liwadis have the knowledge to make leather (sehop صهحوْٮ).
  • Plant fibers are woven into cloth (rigam رى۬ݢام) by the women on a handloom (mihek مى۬حهک), an occupation for a winter evening. Dyes (zirem ضى۬رهم) and mordants (bilom بى۬لوْم) are made from plants.

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