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Introductions / Re: a couple little questions
« on: April 29, 2015, 01:56:46 pm »
also: I definitely put this in the wrong section, sorry for that!

Introductions / a couple little questions
« on: April 29, 2015, 01:51:51 pm »
m'athcomaroon. anha zalak qafat at yeri!

first thing: I am wondering about the use of "nem"? I have seen it a few times, mostly in "me nem nesa" (it is known). as far as I can tell, it means "is" in a universal way? I am having trouble wrapping my mind around where to put it. The best guess I've got is to use it if I'm talking about something that everybody agrees with. Would "Lajaki kishi nem haji" make sense? "Jalan nem zheanae"?

another thing: how to say "twice"?

Also, I'm really new to noun cases and have trouble understanding the difference between alienable and inalienable possession. For example, would you talk about somebody's children in genitive or ablative? Yalli anni or yalli anhoon?

I also recall reading something somewhere about forcing words into Dothraki, but I don't remember what was said. If I'm talking about being from Oregon, would I say "anha dothrak oregonoon" or is there a different way to treat foreign words?

athchomari yerea!

Introductions / Re: M'athchomaroon!
« on: April 22, 2015, 08:23:16 pm »
Hrakkar, what scifi events do you go to? I also live in the western US.

Introductions / Re: M'athchomaroon!
« on: April 22, 2015, 08:19:39 pm »
Five years! that sounds like a long time, but I suppose it's hard to get really steeped in a language if you can't learn with native speakers.
I don't know if I would be able to learn any language if I couldn't write it, though I definitely find my spoken Dothraki comes along at the same pace as written. It is so much fun to speak out loud.
Talking to pets and taking notes are really good suggestions. I have been doing both of those! My cat's been called "Hrazef rikh" (rotten horse) a lot lately. Hooray for "practical" application?

Introductions / Re: M'athchomaroon!
« on: April 22, 2015, 01:48:11 am »
agreed with Hrakkar. I have the book and the app and they are different enough to both be really useful, and I've also benefited a lot from perusing this forum.

the Teamspeak thing sounds enormously helpful. I'd certainly use it if it were to happen.

Introductions / Re: M'athchomaroon!
« on: April 21, 2015, 02:24:50 am »
m'ach, zhey veryofi (:

you are lucky to have a friend who is learning Dothraki with you! I've asked all mine and none of them think it's interesting. if you ever want somebody else to learn with or have conversations with, feel free to message me! I am not very good yet, and I mainly think it's because I have had so few places to practice.


General Discussion / thanks for everything on this forum
« on: November 13, 2014, 04:30:03 pm »
just wanted to pop in and leave a quick message to everybody who actively posts on this forum!

I picked up the living language Dothraki book about a week ago on a whim but have found myself completely enthralled since then and very interested in becoming able to speak it well. Though I'm not anywhere near working through the book, grammar and vocabulary are beginning to come together for me. Reading the posts on this forum, particularly the three or four of you who consistently offer advice and explain why things work how they do (qvaalat?) has helped me so much. I'm looking forward to being able to offer advice as well... or hold a conversation with some of you.

Thanks for putting all the time and work that you do into this cause! San athchomari yeraan :P

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