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  • Published: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780804160865
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $37.99

Living Language Dothraki

A Conversational Language Course


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Fans of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones will now be able to learn the Dothraki language!

Living Language Dothraki brings the world of Game of Thrones to life with a conversational language course teaching Dothraki, the language developed for the HBO series by language and culture consultant David J. Peterson and first seen in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. The 128-page coursebook features a step-by-step guide to pronunciation, basic phrases, easy-to-follow grammar explanation and examples, extensive thematic vocabulary lists, dialogue, and exercises for reinforcement. Living Language Dothraki also includes a one-hour audio CD of essential phrases and vocabulary so that learners can speak Dothraki with confidence. Additional notes about the language and the culture of the Dothraki people appear throughout the coursebook to give the language context.

  • Pub date: 1 October 2014
  • ISBN: 9780804160865
  • Imprint: Random House USA
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: $37.99

About the Author

David J. Peterson

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 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 the author of The Art of Language Invention, to be published by Penguin Books in 2015.

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