The default image used for all languages on Notebook.ai, but you can replace it with your own uploads.

Creating Languages on Notebook.ai

Language is a bond that weaves a culture together. Are there any new languages in your world?

Creating languages on Notebook.ai is easy.

To get started, just click Languages under the "Worldbuilding" header in the site sidebar. You'll be able to see or edit all of your existing language pages and create new ones at any time.

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Search your languages


If you've got a lot of languages, you can quickly get around to the right one with Notebook.ai's full-text search. It searches your entire notebook for anything you wrote about that language.

You can also filter your languages by tag, whether you've favorited that page, and which universe it's in.

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Private by default


Your ideas are valuable. Every language you create in Notebook.ai is owned by you, completely private by default, and only accessible to you.

But of course, you also have full control over that privacy and can share any language page you want, however you want, whenever you want.

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Premium page


Language notebook pages require an active Premium subscription to create, but users on free plans can view and edit their existing language pages at any time.

Notebook.ai is your personal worldbuilding notebook; any page you create is yours forever and you'll never lose access to any part of it for any reason — even if you downgrade to a free account in the future.

 

forum Get a head start with a rich language template


Templates on Notebook.ai are what help our unique worldbuilding system better understand your world.

You can fill out as little or as much as you'd like on every new language. You'll see progress indicators every time you edit it to show where you can make progress on, and our system will intelligently generate questions for you around the site that will automatically save your answers to the proper place on your language page.

Templates are also fully customizable across every language in your notebook.

You can browse the default template for languages here; click any category to see its questions.

  • info Overview
    Name
    What is this language named?

    Other names
    What other names is this language known by?

    Universe
    This field allows you to link your other Notebook.ai pages to this language.

    Tags
    This field lets you add clickable tags to your languages.

  • forum Info
    History
    What is the history of this language?

    Typology
    Write as little or as much as you want!

    Dialectical information
    Write as little or as much as you want!

    Register
    Write as little or as much as you want!

    Gestures
    What gestures are common for speakers of this language?

    Evolution
    How has this language evolved over time?

  • speaker_notes Phonology
    Phonology
    Write as little or as much as you want!

  • list Grammar
    Grammar
    Write as little or as much as you want!

  • book Vocabulary
    Greetings
    How do people speaking this language greet each other?

    Goodbyes
    How do people speaking this language say "goodbye" to each other?

    Please
    How do people speaking this language say "please"?

    Thank you
    How do people speaking this language say "thank you"?

    You are welcome
    How do people speaking this language say "you are welcome"?

    Sorry
    How do people speaking this language say "I'm sorry"?

    Excuse me
    How do people speaking this language say "Excuse me"?

    Yes words
    How do people speaking this language say yes?

    No words
    How do people speaking this language say no?

    Body parts
    What are the words for each body part in this language?

    Family
    What are the words for each family member in this language?

    Trade
    What words or phrases are commonly used in when purchasing/selling goods using this language?

  • settings_input_component Entities
    Numbers
    What are the words for each number in this language?

    Quantifiers
    What words are there for quantifiers (a few, many, some, etc) in this language?

    Pronouns
    What pronouns are there in this language?

    Determiners
    What words are there for determiners (the, my, this, etc) in this language?

  • photo_library Gallery

    This category lets you upload images to this language's notebook page.


    It's great if you have sketches or artwork for your language, but also works well for collecting visual inspiration, too!

  • edit Notes
    Notes
    Write as little or as much as you want!

    Private notes
    Write as little or as much as you want!
    Private notes are always visible to only you, even if content is made public and shared.

 
Language features

photo_library Upload images to your language


Languages and other worldbuilding pages all come with a dedicated area to upload and showcase your own uploaded images.

All users start out with 50MB of image storage space available for their notebook (usually around 250-500 images), but Premium users receive an extra 10GB (10,000MB) of storage space for plenty of wiggle room when decking your languages out with all kinds of images.

The images you upload replace any default images the site uses, which makes your notebook truly feel yours when you see all of your fancy languages!

vpn_lock Focus on languages from a single universe


Building entire fictional worlds is hard, and it gets even harder when you've got ideas spanning multiple universes or worlds.

Focusing on a single universe at a time is a good example of how Notebook.ai tries to stay out of your way as a worldbuilding tool, while also presenting your ideas front-and-center for you to work on without distractions.

After you've created a couple universes, you can select any one at any time to filter your entire notebook to just languages and other pages that exist within that universe, letting you focus on just what's important right then.

group_add Invite others to collaborate


Notebook.ai lets you add an unlimited number of collaborators to your universes. Each one has full access to work alongside you on your languages and other pages within that universe.

If you have a Premium subscription active, your collaborators can also share all of your Premium perks while working in your universe, too!

brightness_4 Work in light or dark mode


Protect your eyes at night by choosing between light and dark themes at the click of a button, available across the entire website.

An example of a writing prompt generated for user's fictional race

forum Build your language piece by piece with personalized writing prompts


Once you've started creating a language or two, you'll start noticing our worldbuilding tool asking you personalized questions about those languages around the site.

Whenever you write an answer to any of these prompts, they'll automatically be saved to the relevant field on your language notebook page and you won't be asked the same question again.



Our users have created
22,479
languages on Notebook.ai


of which,
391
were created in the past 30 days!

favorite We're here to stay. :)

Notebook.ai has been around since 2016 and we're still growing. We're dedicated to making the best writing tool for authors out there — so we'll be around (and improving) for a very long time.

description Smoothly transition from worldbuilding to storytelling


Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage and an integrated word processor for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

Other integrated tools allow you to build upon the foundation you lay from a world of languages and other notebook pages. Each one offers new ways to enrich your world and write better stories within them.

  • timeline Start working on a timeline and add your languages to the individual scenes that are relevant to them.
  • description Create unlimited documents and link your languages to them.
  • description Quickly pull up and reference any aspect of your linked languages from the Notebook.ai editor without ever leaving your document.
  • layers Group your notebook pages together in new ways by adding them to Collections.
  • ballot Share your languages to your followers or the world to get comments and feedback.
  • forum See in a single place all the timelines, documents, and collections your language is linked to.