The Gatrubbians are a humanoid race who originally resided in the Gatrubbe system. Their culture is probably best known for their devotion to their gods, the Writers, which they claim continually write the universe into existence.
|Aa||/a/ as in away|
|Ee||/e/ as in met|
|Ii||/i:/ as in see|
|Üü||/u:/ as in blue|
|Uu||/^/ as in cup|
|Oo||/ou/ as in go|
|Šš||/sh/ as in she|
|Ss||/s/ as in sun|
|Kk||/k/ as in cat|
|Mm||/m/ as in man|
|Nn||/n/ as in no|
|Ll||/l/ as in leg|
|Gg||/g/ as in give|
|Tt||/t/ as in tea|
|Bb||/b/ as in bad|
|Rr||/r/ as in red|
|Vv||/v/ as in voice|
All nouns in the Gatrubbian language decline based on their gender. Masculine nouns in the nominative case end in –a or –e. Feminine nouns in the nominative case end in a consonant. Plural nouns in the nominative end in –k if the singular noun is masculine and –ik if the singular nouns is feminine. In the accusative case masculine nouns drop their final vowel and append –em. Feminine and plural nouns append –i. In the dative case, masculine nouns drop their final vowel and append –en. Feminine and plural nouns append –u. In the genitive case masculine nouns drop the final vowel and append –er. Feminine and plural nouns append –o. The table below gives an example of noun declension using the word rima meaning ship and the word kurn meaning plant.
Verbs within the Gatrubbian language end in –at in the infinitive. The table below gives an example of verb conjugation using the word mukrat meaning to run.
The Gatrubbian language contains both a perfective past tense and an imperfective past tense. The perfective tense is used to describe an action that has been completed whereas the imperfective indicates an ongoing activity. The perfective case is indicated by the ending –ag on the verb in question and the imperfective case is indicated by the ending –ak on the verb.
|Perfective Past Tense||–ag||mukrag|
|Imperfective Past Tense||–ag||mukrak|
The ending –av on a verb indicates an action that will be complete or started in the future.
The linked document gives examples of the language with translation.
Šam imaramik Bresa Vosi. Ot šar gata. Ma brunam na Gatrobi. ša tregag na Rimem. ša tralag šamigat. Rimem imarag Mutra. Kru mak glabak karaki, gaba atnibag makag. Kru mak atnibag rimen gaber rima orikrag šakam. Mutra tüskag na übem. Ša ormag. Asil rima. Lar šaran grutag šam. Ša mi tiraš kras ša garag.
My name is Bresa Voci. This is my story. It begins on Gatrubbe. I worked on a ship. I worked as an engineer. The ship was called the Journey. When we were travelling the stars, we received a message. When we arrived at the ship who had sent the message, the ship attacked us. Journey crashed on a planet. I slept. The Axel is a ship. Her captain found me. I donít know how I lived.