Language: Mulbrei


Vowels — O is irregular

a — ah
e — eh
i — ih
o — oh (as in got)
u — uh
y — ee
j — when used as vowel, has yuh/yah inflection

aa — long a (hay)
ee — long e (feed)
ii — long i (eye)
oo — long o (goat)
uu — ooh (food)

ae — long i (eye)
ai — long i (eye)
ao — ayo (long a + long o)
au — ah
ay — long a OR long i

ea — ayah (long a + ah)
ei — long e (greet) or long a (hay)
eo — eeyo (long e plus long o)
eu — uh
ey — long a

ia — eeyah (long e + ah)
ie — long i
io — eyo (long i + long o)
iu — yuh
iy — long e

oa — owa (long o + uh)
oe — long o
oi — oy as in void
ou — long o
oy — oy as in void

ua — wah (water)
ue — long u (you)
ui — we
uo — oo-o (ooh + long o)
uy — oy as in void

Consonants — No c, th, tch, x
AIE = As In English

b — AIE
d — AIE
f — AIE
g — always hard, as in good, never in village
h — AIE
j — soft, as in judge and just
k — AIE
l — AIE
m — AIE
n — AIE
p — AIE
q — when followed by u, AIE, when not, with a 'k' sound
r — AIE
s — AIE
t — AIE
v — AIE
w — AIE
y — AIE
z — AIE

bh — th as in then, not in thing
ch — AIE
dh — th as in thing, not in then
hr — French r; hacked
jj — zsh
mn — not as in damn, both letters are heard
nm — both letters are heard
ph — pff, not as in pharmacy
rr — Spanish r; rolled
sh — AIE

Language Structure

Sister-language to Sainik

AIE — As In English


, signifies a pause in thought or speech, also used to continue while in quotation marks AIE
. signifies the end of a halted or completed thought/idea
~ signifies a silent thought
- signifies a written message

Capitals are only automatically at the beginning of imported words and names. Otherwise, they signify the start of a new, accented syllable. IE, my name is Karhiyl (carheel), and were I to speak, it would look like 'Karhiyl Deimn' - Karhiyl speaks. Yet, if I ran, it would be 'Karhiyl vaLashu' - Karhiyl ran. For monosyllable words, there is no capital. Personal pronouns are always capitalized. The number nine is always capitalized.

In the more rural areas, or those where speech is limited, quiet, and fast, things are usually slurred. With the above example, 'Karhiyl vaLashu' might be slurred to 'Krhiyl vLash.' However, spellings will remain true to their pronunciations at all possible times.

When speaking in a list without use of : , one uses 'and' or 'or' constantly. IE, "I went to buy fruit and vegetables and grain and meat," and "I don't know if I want the chicken or the fish or the corn or the soup." When using :, one simply lists. IE, "Here's what I want: grain, chicken, fish, meat," and one would pause after each item to ensure understanding.

Verbs have one, two, or rarely three syllables in the infinitives. They do not show agreement with gender nor number, only tense, and tenses are simplified. Verbs between Sainik and Mulbrei share the same build. That is, that which signifies tenses is a small one or two syllable word-bit, attached to the end of a verb.

-mn is present tense (I am) ((Je suis))
-shu is past tense completed aka past perfect (I have done) ((J'ai))
-ysy is future imperfect (I'm going to, I will) ((Je vais))
-er is habitual, ongoing, repeated ((Je -ais)
-ut is possible, probable, but not certain (I might, I may, it could)

ji (yee) goes in front of the verb to negate it
ke goes after ji (verb) to indicate never (ne jamais)
ka goes after (verb) to indicate always (toujours)
be goes after ji (verb) to indicate no one (ne personne)
ba goes after (verb) to indicate everyone (tout le monde)
te goes after ji (verb) to indicate it's not done anymore
ta goes after (verb) to indicate it's still done
chu goes before (verb) to ask politely or deferentially
gu goes before verb to order

Personal pronouns are always capitalized

Personal subject

First person singular - I/je - the name of the speaker
Second person singular - you/tu - Que
Third person singular - he/she/il/elle - Qa
First person plural - we/nous + you - Kue
First person plural - we/nous without you - Ku
Second person plural - you all/vous - Ko
Third person plural - they/ils/elles - Ka
Third person plural and singular - one/on - Quon

Personal indirect

First person singular - me/moi - the name of speaker
Second person singular - you/toi - Quel
Third person singular - him/her/lui/elle - Qal
First person plural - us/nous + you - Kuel
First personal plural - us/nous without you - Kul
Second person plural - you all/vous - Kol
Third person plural - them/eux/elles - Kal
Third person plural and singular - one/on - Quol

Never capitalized

First person singular - mine/my - speaker's name ends in vowel, add -re, if ends in consonant, add -ere
Second person singular - yours/your - quere
Third person singular - his/hers - qar
First person plural - ours/our + you - kuer
First person plural - ours/our without you - kur
Second person plural - your/yours - kor
Third person plural - theirs/their - kar
Third person plural and singular - one's/its - quor

classification query this that some no every
adjective which this that some no every
person who this that someone no one everyone
thing what this that something nothing everything
place where here there somewhere nowhere everywhere
time when now then sometime never always
way how thus somehow
reason why
classification query this (-n) that (-m) some (e-) no (ji-) every (ba-)
adjective rent renn renm eren jire bare
person maar mern merm emer jimer bamer
thing chin chinn chinm echin jichin bachin
place yraa yn ym ey jiy bay
time tiki tikin tikim etik jitik batik
way aha ahan aham eha jiha baha
reason hahr hahn hahm eha jiha baha

Numbers are based on nine, as that's universally how many facial appendages the speakers of this language have. (Two eyes, one nose, one muzzle, two ears, one tongue, two jaws.) There is a one-through-nine count, then after that, there is how-many nines and how-many singles. Once you get to nine nines, there is how-many of those, plus how-many nines, and how-many singles. Numbers are never written out into words. Technically, singles are spoken first, followed by nines, and then nine nines. IE, 100 would be 1 ze 2 za 1 zaa, or said as zer ze zet za zer zaa. The number nine is always capitalized.

1 - zer
2 - zet
3 - zat
4 - zu
5 - lo
6 - pu
7 - laf
8 - phu
9 - Zai
singles - ze
nines - za
nine nines - zaa


Adjectives come both before and after the noun, according to category. Number comes behind (nine birds = birds of nine), colour comes in front, possessives come in front, and the rest come behind. All adjectives and adverbs may have the below suffixes. Adverbs also have the prefix r- if starting with a vowel or ri- if starting with a consonant to signify that they aren't adjectives.

ending if adj/adv ends in vowel -meaning in English- ending if adj/adv ends in consonant

tla -opposite (un-)- alt
bue -lack (-less)- ebu
chuk -surfeit (-ful)- ich
hul -possibility (-able)- ul
jji -liking (-phile)- iji
hi -disliking (-phobe)- ihi
bit -inhabitant (-er, -ian, -an, -ese)- ibit
la -weakening of meaning (-ish)- ala
ra -strengthening of meaning (to the max)- yra

The basic order of a sentence is simple - subject, direct object, verb, indirect object. Various modifies are attached accordingly. For example, "I give Galrei a dog" - would be written as, "Karhiyl buk Huomn fra Galrei," which is "Karhiyl dog gives to Galrei." Sub-ordinate clauses are to be avoided at all costs. IE, The nine people who are running speak to me - would be written as "meRei fra Zai vaLamn ziy deimn fra Karhiyl," or "People of nine run and speak to me." Or, in more difficult cases, "The person whose dog I hate talked to me" - would be written as "MaaRei, Karhiyl Shaafimn kar buk, Deishu fra Karhiyl," which is "Person, I hate his/her dog, talked to me." Independent clauses can easily be embedded in one another through use of commas, but sub-ordinate clauses are a no-no. Questions are simply phrased with a rise in intonation.

Pluralization is formed by adding an -i to words ending in a consonant and by adding -ki to words that end in vowels. In such cases, the -i will often be pronounced eye or ee, and the -ki will often be said keye or kee. This, however, is only the 'proper' way. Most who do not speak Mulbrei as a first language place -iy and -kiy at the end, always pronouncing them ee and kee. Or, alternately, one could add chuk (-ful) as a separate word directly in front of the plural word, thus approximating 'many s', or more roughly translated, 'full of s.'


Chalra / Shelre - body parts; varies greatly
Dey - speech, talk, communication, discuss
Hwoi - give, get rid of, offer, throw away
Merey - person, people, beings, creature, animal (not mineral or flora)
Vale - horizontal movement, run, walk, etc.


Those entries not capitalized are to never be capitalized
Single-syllable words are not to be capitalized

aHa - how
aHan - thus
-ala - weakening of meaning
-alt - opposite
ba - everyone
Bachin - everything
Bamer - everyone
Bare - every
Batik - everywhere
bay - everywhere
be - no one
-bit - inhabitant
-bue - lack of
buk - canine
chall - chest, area of rib cage
cherel - face, front of head
cherele - specific part of face, such as chin, cheek, eyebrow, etc.
chle - head or skull
chlaa - breast, mammary, teat, milk/birth liquid-producing organ
chlar - ear
chin - what
chinm - that
chinn - this
Chra - body, form, frame, physical self
Chrae - creature, beast, animal (used as degrading or to indicate dumbness)
chu - politeness in asking a question
chuk - many; pluralizes
-chuk - full of
Chumn - jaws, muzzle, snout, mouth
chuz - brain or heart, aka "very important organ"
cheNuk - abdomen, stomach
Dae - to debate, to discuss, to argue
Dei - to speak, to talk, to converse
Duei - to communicate without enunciated or understood words
-ebu - lack of
Echin - something
Eha - somehow
Emer - someone
Eren - some
Etik - sometime
ey - somewhere
fra - of, belonging to, from
gu - adds an ordering tone
hahr - why
-hi - disliking (-phobe)
-hul - able (adj)
Huo - to give
-i - pluralizes
-ibit - inhabitant
-ich - full of
-ihi - disliking (-phobe)
-iji - liking (-phile)
-iy - pluralizes
Ji - when used as 'not' in conjunction with verb, pronounced yee — when used as 'no' and not in conjunction with verb, pronounced jee
-jji - liking (-phile)
Jichin - nothing
Jimer - no one
Jire - no (adj)
Jitik - never
Jiy - nowhere
Ka - they
ka - always
Kal - them (indirect)
kar - theirs/their
ke - never
-ki - pluralizes
-kiy - pluralizes
Ko - you all
Kol - you all (indirect)
kor - your/yours
Ku - we without you
Kul - us without you (indirect)
kur - ours/our without your/yours
Kue - we with you
Kuel - us with you (indirect)
kuer - ours/our with your/yours
-la - weakening of meaning
laf - 7
lo - 5
maar - who
Maarei - person
Merei - people
merm - that
mern - this
Mulbrei - this language
phu - 8
pu - 6
Qa - he/she/it
Qal - him/her/it (indirect)
qar - his/hers/its
Que - you
Quel - you (indirect)
quere - yours/your
Quol - one (indirect)
Quon - one (person)
quor - one's/its
-ra - strengthening of meaning
renm - that
renn - this
rent - which
Shaaf - to hate, to detest
Shela - arm, foreleg, one of first/top pair of limbs going back from head
Shelle - rump, rear end, anus, butt
shra - back, spinal area, upper/back of torso
shrel - hair or fur styled to be attractive or attention-attracting (beard, braid, mustache, etc.)
shrelm - hair, fur, scales, or skin painted, dyed, or otherwise decorated, "body-decoration"
sraa - blood, life-fluids
sere - bone
seres - skeleton, many bones, set of certain bones, rib cage, spine
ta - still
te - no longer
tiki - when
tikim - then
tikin - now
-tla - opposite
-ul - able (adj)
Vala - to run
ym - there
yn - here
-yra - strengthening of meaning
yraa - where
za - nines (numbers)
zaa - nine nines (numbers)
Zai - 9
zat - 3
ze - singles (numbers)
zer - 1
zet - 2
ziy - and
zu - 4

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License