“M'ath!” That means hello in Dothraki, and is just one of many words you can learn when linguist and language creator David J. Peterson comes to visit House Mysterious Galaxy. David has been creating languages since 2000, receiving an M.A. in linguistics from University of California, San Diego in 2006, and co-founding the Language Creation Society one year later. Since 2009, David has been crafting the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian for the hit HBO® series Game of Thrones®, based off of the best-selling A Song of Ice and Fire novels by George R.R. Martin. Living Language Dothraki is loaded with grammar explanations, cultural notes, dialogue, and exercises. You'll be fluent in no time. Athdavrazar!
Fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones can now learn the Dothraki language. Written by David J. Peterson, who developed the language for the HBO series, Living Language Dothraki will arm you with enough vocabulary and grammar to have a complete conversation in Dothraki. Me nem nesa!*
The course includes a 128-page language guide and a one-hour audio CD featuring over 200 words and phrases, grammar explanations, cultural notes, a dialogue, and exercises for reinforcement. Containing words never before heard on HBO’s Game of Thrones or seen in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, this course is the ultimate Dothraki guide. *Me nem nesa! = It is known!
About the Author
David J. Peterson was born in Long Beach, California in 1981. He attended UC Berkeley from 1999 to 2003, and received a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Linguistics. He then attended UC San Diego from 2003 to 2006, where he received an M.A. in Linguistics. He's been creating languages since 2000, and working on the HBO original series Game of Thrones since 2009. In 2011, he became the alien language and culture consultant for the Syfy original series Defiance. In 2013, he joined the crew of the CW's Star-Crossed and also Syfy's Dominion as a language creator. In 2007, he helped to found the Language Creation Society, of which David has remained a proud member. He is also the author of The Art of Language Invention, to be published by Penguin Books in 2015.