Following up on the question asked here, what does the inscription inside the shoes mean?

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    Dunno... Puma? Nike? ;) – Lexible Jan 6 '19 at 5:53
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    Left / right? :-D – lfurini Jan 6 '19 at 8:27
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    Front toward enemy? – Sean Condon Jan 6 '19 at 9:01
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    The left one seems to have a different inscription (ending with "a", according to the key from Neo Darwin's answer). Is there an image showing it in full? – lfurini Jan 6 '19 at 10:18
  • @lfurini - See below – Valorum Jan 6 '19 at 11:53

User UNITBlackArchive on Reddit identified the writing (in the Wakandan alphabet that was devised by Hannah Beachler) as

heir t'chaka

Presumably this is a pun on Air Jordan

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    So the answer to the question "How many easter eggs can you put into a pair of shoes and still walk comfortably?" seems to be "At least 2" (Air Jordan; Back to the Future). – lfurini Jan 6 '19 at 13:29

These are letters from the Wakandan alphabet that was made for the film:

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In that language the shoes say heir (in lowercase).

Very cool touch imo. It perfectly describes King T'Challa. Really well done.

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    So is written Wakandan like Aurebesh, just a different script of English? Or does it just happen that "heir" is an English loanword? Or just Shuri's joke? – Adamant Jan 6 '19 at 15:50
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    It's just a visual joke - I wouldn't read too much into it – Lightness Races in Orbit Jan 6 '19 at 16:18
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    @Adamant - It's just Aurabesh with vaguely 'African' looking letters – Valorum Jan 6 '19 at 21:38

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