Language Generator for Fantasy and Sci-Fi

Kristen Twardowski

I’ve talked about my fascination with language before, but sometimes writers need a little help creating words that make sense in their nascent worlds. I recently found something that streamlines that process.

Vulgar (pardon the terrible name) is a constructed language generator. The generator creates fully realized languages; if you were truly ambitious you could learn some of them. The program attempts to mimic real languages, so there are patterns to the words that develop. For instance, in 50% of generated languages, the word for “tongue” is the same as the word for “language”, and words often share roots as is the case for:

pson /pʂon/ n. paint; v. paint
psopru /ˈpʂopru/ n. painter

I’ve played around with the generator quite a bit and am highlighting a few sample languages below.

Vulgar Zulia.JPG via Vulgar

Vulgar Nahis.JPG via Vulgar

The above screenshots simply capture the summaries for the languages. The full pages, however…

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4 thoughts on “Language Generator for Fantasy and Sci-Fi

  1. Very cool bit of software – I jumped across and read Kristen’s post, then checked out Vulgar. Not too bad though I suspect Tolkien might have one or two things to say about using robots to create a language… As an aside, it’s Australian! You wouldn’t believe the number of jokes Kiwis make about Aussie turns of speech (and vice-versa) – not that anybody outside Australasia can spot the differences apart from ‘feesh and cheeps’ versus ‘fush and chups’. But I digress…

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