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.

searchable 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.

lock 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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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.

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.


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 language 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
20,875
languages on Notebook.ai!


of which,
123
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 into plotting and writing

Every account on Notebook.ai comes with unlimited document storage for you to bring your fictional worlds to life.

There are a variety of writing tools for you to use, building on top of 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.

Some ways you can use the writing tools in Notebook.ai with your worlds are listed here:

  • 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.