Chozo is a mysterious language, with only two games having ciphers for the English language – Metroid: Other M and Metroid Dread. While Metroid: Other M has just a simple English-to-Chozo cipher, the team at MercurySteam went one step further and developed a constructed language (or conlang) for the cipher in Metroid Dread.
After 8 months of hard work, the Chozo Cipher Club (led by TorvusBolt) has released the Chozo Language Course, a guide to the conlang from all the data that has been gathered from Metroid Dread and other supplemental material (including, surprisingly, Tetris 99). With Basic Phrases, Useful Nouns, and an explanation of Tenses, this guide is the perfect way to learn about the conlang.
The Chozo Language Course also includes some Chozo calligraphy brushes for both Photoshop and Clip Studio Paint, so that artists can make as many Chozo letters as they like.
From the course itself:
The Chozo language is a simple constructed language (conlag), both in terms of its phonetic makeup and its grammar, which it borrows heavily from English and Spanish, but this means that it is relatively easy to learn and use. Of course, the breadth of our knowledge of this language only comes from the examples provided in one game and its related media, so Chozo is currently limited in its capability as a language. As more media releases, our assumptions about the language and its rules may evolve too, so nothing is completely set in stone. Nevertheless, we hope you get some entertainment out of this short language-learning course!
With 41 pages of information, the Chozo Language Course is one of the most in-depth Metroid fan creations we’ve ever seen. Let us know what you think about the course, and maybe write your comments in the Chozo language!
Source: Chozo Course
Isabel Braman is the Community Manager of Omega Metroid and curator of the Metroid 35 fanzine. She likes to create stuff!