The Corpus Language uses a set of modified Roman-number like letters with varied shape for distinctiveness. The speech heavily relies on consonants.
Earlier concepts for the Corpus alphabets were based on the shapes and general outline of late Nineteenth Century print advertisements. The first few drafts were a little more rounded letters, then blocky, as the refinement of Corpus shapes come together over time, the lettering became colder and less emotionally complex. Each icon becomes a Lettermark in its own way -- a symbol used for a definitive and effective purpose. The industrial packaging of Corpus print has all the individuality and personality of a die-cast metal stamp -- simple and direct, to be used as needed.
Because of the Corpus having a relatively new language, the amount of audio heard in-game is limited. Lines heard in-game are sometimes heard when idle, but there is a notable difference between in-battle and idle sounds.
Speech and translations of Crewmen, Combas, and Scrambus, can be found here.
Pronunciation is based on English with an altered alphabet as shown below. Because of this, it is possible to directly translate any word using the altered alphabet (for example: attack = appayk: a=a, t=p, c=y, k=k). This rule is applied to the spoken language. However, all writing in the Corpus font alphabet is written in correct English.
- "Ji-ji peji!"
- "Ji-ji kutpuhye!"
- "Tje (or Pje) Yotkoyi"
- "Kiu ypap"
- "Attiye" (or "Attiya")
- "Takut (or Tekut) petish"
- "Tje jeteh"
- "Se popuy"
- Attack! = Appayk!
- Exterminate hostiles = Ekpetsitape koypipey
- For the Corpus = Tot pke yotkuy
- Assault = Ayyaupp
- Warframes! = Jatttasey!
- Engage battle mode = Etjaje tapppe sope
- The Corpus didn't have a language before Update 12, but rather a vocabulary of technological or mechanized sounds that were not pronounceable.
- The old language was variously interpreted by players, with suggestions such as "goofsrababa00" or "who's the Vauban".
- Both the Corpus and the Grineer use the word "Attaf". Both mean "Attack". "Attaf" should be written with two 'a's, because the word is pronounced longer than it is currently being written, both by Corpus and Grineer.
- It is reasonable to assume that "Luxor" is some sort of Corpus manufacturing corporation, while "Beecloud" is either a robotics programming group or a software, as both symbols, the circle-in-triangle-in-circle and the beehive respectively, are seen on many different items in-game.
- Other recurring symbols are a pair of crossed keys, a star ("Fortunate Dawn"), and a pair of snakes entwined over a diamond shape with the letters O, K, L and U at its points.
- Many of the regular Corpus talk the same, but the Corpus Tech talks with, what could be considered, an accent. Normal pronunciations differs slightly from regular Crewmen. For example, Techs say "Pje", where regular Crewmen say: "Tje", or "Tekut" instead of "Takut". They still speak at the same tone height.
- This might be related to the Corpus Techs size, as they are notably taller than regular Crewmen.
- The official Corpus cipher reveals that they don't have any use for the letter "X" and only have two numbers (0 and 1).
- This may reference the Corpus' preference in using Binary when indicating numbers.