The language was invented to give some challenge to the game and confuse players.
According to the author the language is part of the Scandinavian language family, which includes languages such as Swedish, Norwegian and Faroese. Due to the nature of the ending of the game, it is suspected by many that the language is connected with Daymarian people.
Although the author has translated a few words for us, even he himself doesn't know what an ognumbarok means.
The language is know to use onomatopoetic words or words that sound like the thing they describe (ie. bomb). Known example of this is "drizzt", which seems to refer to electric current.
The language is written with the Latin alphabet. So far only 24 different characters have been seen. They are, as follows: A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,I,J,K,L,M,N,O,P,R,S,T,U,V,W,Y and Z. The characters that are still un-used are Q and X.
Pronunciation of the language is not known.
The numbers appear to have many different forms in this language. For instance, one appears to have three forms; erstir, ersterosa and ersteroza.
Only three numerals are known, all of which have been specifically translated by the author. Note that the game and author's translation slightly differ, either intentionally or because of a misspelling.
The numerals are also different when counting farkavikk halvists against counting ognumbaroks.
|Number||Ognumbarok numerals||Halvist numerals||Author's numerals|
Adjectives seem to come after the subject they describe in this language. This is unusual for Scandinavian languages.
Only cited translations are known to be hundred percent accurate. Suspected translations are in italics.
|Word or phrase||Translation||Corresponding object|
|erstir||1 or first|
|farkavikk halvist erstir|
|farkavikk halvist douce|
|papirusirna 'HELP' owritens|