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Beginners / Re: All Root Morphemes in Dothraki [RESOURCE]
« on: February 08, 2018, 09:09:26 am »
Rytsas Choyosor, it's good to see that after quite some time since we last spoke, you are still active on this forum. Once again, fantastic job.

General Discussion / Re: Jahakmen
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:17:34 pm »
Unfortunately my computer battery is also almost out, but goodness me that sound amazing!
It certainly is a novel idea, an opera translated in Valyrian?! I'm impressed at your determination, it'll certainly be a challenge! How long are you planning this on being?

Introductions / Re: Excited to learn!
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:08:58 pm »
Hello there, someone said my name?!  ;D

Sorry I haven't been active the past few days, busy busy busy with exams!
It's great to hear you're interesting in learning a GoT language, be it Dothraki or Valyrian!
It is true, I am awfully lonely, so if you feel like having a try at the better language, let me know! ;)

Introductions / Re: M'athchomaroon, zhey eyak :D Anha MahrazhVoj
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:06:42 pm »
Welcome, ManPerson!

Great to see a new, enthusiastic member! QuizUp is a fantastic idea, certainly makes learning a language a lot more fun!  ;D

Introductions / Re: Fresh Meat
« on: May 16, 2016, 04:04:54 pm »
I'm so glad to see there's some new, enthusiastic members!
If I can tempt any of you to take a look at Valyrian, that'd be great. After all, (providing you're all caught up - I won't spoil anything) you Dothraki folk certainly made a fool of yourselves in the most recent episode! Join team Valyrian, it's far better ;)

HBO: Game of Thrones / Re: Hooray! Dialouge!
« on: May 02, 2016, 04:05:56 pm »
Right, I have FINALLY watched the new Game of Thrones episode, and goodness me was it an intense episode.

I'm not sure whether it's good or bad news for you, however I can confirm that she was speaking Valyrian. Although I haven't yet had time to rewatch the scene and translate it, there were parts along the way that were most definitely Valyrian.

In hindsight, it makes sense it was Valyrian and not any other language, because from the start it has been the language most directly linked to R'hollor and the red priestesses. Firstly, during the conversation between Thoros of Myr and Melissandre (both representatives of the religion), that was in High Valyrian, so clearly it is the language used amongst themselves. Also, R'hollor as a deity is worshipped almost entirely in Essos, where a large percentage of the people there speak a strain of Valyrian - so it would make sense that the entire religion is orientated around Valyrian.

Unfortunately for anyone that was hoping for a new language, that means none on the horizon for now, however for Valyrians fans, it just gives us more to be excited for!

Edit: the phrase that she kept repeating, which I believe is along the lines of hen sendruro oños, hen ñuqir perzys, hen morghot glaeson - translates to from darkness - light, from ashes - fire, from death - life. I'll update you when I've fully and accurately translated it!

HBO: Game of Thrones / Re: Hooray! Dialouge!
« on: May 02, 2016, 01:33:37 am »
Goodness me that's exciting.

I'm in England so I don't have access (legally) to Game of Thrones on the tv until Monday night (a WHOLE DAY after you Americans!) so I shall update you tonight.
It does sound exciting and one can only hope, however DJP did unofficially confirm a while back he was in the process of making a new language, it could have been Asshai she was speaking? That is certainly home to some of the more unexplored and scary magic.

A Song of Ice and Fire / Re: Where to begin?
« on: April 28, 2016, 08:22:23 am »
I would say read the books and then read the lore afterwards to further your reading, but equally knowing the backstory before you read the books won't hurt!
The World of Ice and Fire really is a fantastic book!

HBO: Game of Thrones / Re: Who has plans for Sunday?
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:47:35 am »
I'm a bit late to reply but this Sunday (for episode 2) I will be doing exactly what you were doing last Sunday haha!

HBO: Game of Thrones / Re: Hooray! Dialouge!
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:46:43 am »
The new episode certainly provided us with vocab for a slightly more different kind of conversation haha!
It's always a fantastic feeling when you can understand what two people are saying in another language that you have been learning  :D

Beginners / Re: Translate please??
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:44:47 am »
You need to calm down before you start being too helpful  ;) ^

Beginners / Re: Why learn Valyrian?
« on: April 28, 2016, 07:40:10 am »
I have in fact heard that fact, apologies for my ignorance, I hadn't thought of taking that into consideration when I was replying. Although I would not like to dispel these facts when I myself am not a psychologist, I do believe that people can achieve fluency in a "standard" language through hard work (and you MUST enjoy it), my parents and a couple of other adults I know aptly demonstrate that. I do completely understand however, that the odds are stacked against you. Being immersed in the culture (such as I when I was thrown into an all-speaking French school), or having somebody that can learn with you is by far easier and much more effective when learning a language.
So, with that in mind, if you would like to learn any of the languages I previously mentioned, or any others (due to my natural interest in languages and being happy to learn any), if you would like to practice with me then I'd be more than happy with that, I'm always pleased to have a friend who is interested in languages.
It can be both Valyrian or real-world languages, just let me know if you're interested!

SO many brackets argh!
Edit: interesting part about the Chinese immersion program though, it's disgusting that some people are so narrow-minded when it comes to learning languages :-(

Beginners / Re: Why learn Valyrian?
« on: April 26, 2016, 04:02:38 pm »
First of all I would like to start by saying that I appreciate the respectful response, and also your correction after realising that I am in fact a younger person.
I would like to advise you, from experience, in relation to your journey to becoming bilingual. I myself am, and am on my way to fluency in numerous other languages - and have naturally learnt a lot along the way. I moved to France for two years when I was 8 years old, and very quickly learnt to speak it and have since mastered it more technically in recent years. Due to France being a direct relative to numerous other language because of the Latin root, I have found it extremely easy to learn Italian and Spanish, and despite it's lack of similarities, because I have discovered ways to learn a language that is most effective for me, Arabic and Russian have also been relatively "easy" to learn.
So I would say, do not rush to learn supposedly easy and simple languages, but take your time to learn a language such as French, in which there are other languages closely related to it, so you can develop your language-learning skills and then one day use it to attain fluency in numerous, all equally beautiful languages.
If on the side you would like a challenge, do try High Valyrian (or for a real-world language, Latin), which provides a plethora of linguistical challenges not available in all languages (such as noun declensions, a large amount of agreements, difficult verb conjugations etc). We would welcome a new HV learner! (There is a group of us that have each other on Facebook, or similarly email for practicing our Valyrian together in a relaxed yet helpful environment).

Thanks for you post, it's nice to see the Valyrian thread being active once in a while,

Beginners / Re: Why learn Valyrian?
« on: April 25, 2016, 03:51:00 pm »

I'm not sure if you're missing the point of learning a fictional language, but I will attempt to answer this question as simply as possible.
The people that commit time to learning High Valyrian (and any other fictional language) are not doing it because it's practical and will be used in day-to-day life, nor are they learning it because it's easy and they can raise their children speaking it. It's simply either because they enjoy the source of the language (in this case Game of Thrones), or would like to learn a language that is not spoken in the real world, which gives new challenges not experienced in real world languages.
We all do it because for whatever reason we enjoy it, and despite it's potential un-practicality it's fun to do!
Either way, despite it being hard, I hope you will come to appreciate how beautiful a language it is.


Beginners / Re: New words!
« on: February 26, 2016, 10:50:36 am »
That's amazing!

It's certainly something I have been wondering about for a while now.
Good job on finding an answer!


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