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Introductions / Re: Rytsas!
« on: September 11, 2014, 01:02:21 pm »
Zhey Valar Morghulis, thanks for visiting the Dothraki/Valyrian community! Sorry it took so long to stop by and say 'M'ath'. August was a really messed-up month for me.

By now, you probably realize this is a pretty slow forum. Most of the activity is happening in the wiki area right now, especially for the Valyrian languages.

In any case, there's a good group of folks at work here, but most of them are hiding in the woodwork. If you ask an interesting question, especially on Dothraki, you are sure to get a response.

Introductions / Re: hi
« on: August 27, 2014, 12:37:49 pm »
M'ath, zhey kalessi laowen, and welcome to the Tongues of Ice and Fire forums! I hope you find this to be a useful resource in your quest to learn Dothraki.

I see you are involved in a number of other fandom communities. I am very heavily involved in the Avatar community as well and specifically in LearnNavi, who sponsors and hosts the Tongues of Ice and Fire site. They are worth a visit as well.

Things are kind of quiet here right now, with most of the activity being in the Valyrian wiki. There has been very little new development in Dothraki, as David Peterson has been occupied by other projects. There should be a flurry of activity here when his new book on learning Dothraki hits the bookstores in early October.

The vocabulary on the Dothraki wiki is authorative for the langage, and is kept quite up to date. The dictionary, while not officially authorative, is never more than a few words behind, and is connected to a database used by various language learning tools. The wiki contains pretty much all the grammar info which we are aware of, which is actually quite a lot. It will be updated with any new grammar we learn from the book, although David has been pretty good in helping us keep it accurate.

Feel free to ask questions here. Although my Dothraki has grown a little rusty due to me needing to really focus on Na'vi right now, there is another user here, Qvaak, who probably knows more about the language than any person besides David Peterson. His detailed posts are very much worth reading.

Good luck, and enjoy your Dothraki adventure!

Very interesting. Do you have a link to the site?

BTW, the LearnNavi side of this server has just installed a new web IRC chat tool, that looks a lot more functional than what they had. I'm tempted to install that here, too.

My biggest issue with IRC is that I work on a University campus, and they have it blocked for security reasons. It is hard (especially right now) to be home at that time, where I have no blocked ports, and a reliable IRC client.

Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Dictionary source file
« on: July 15, 2014, 02:14:20 pm »
    Welcome to the Dothraki/Valyrian forums!
    Considering the way Dothraki declension/conjugation works, what you are proposing would certainly be a useful tool.
    SQL dumps of the dictionary data are indeed available (updates are uncommon at this time, simply because not much is changing). Other foramts are possible.
    I am very unexpectedly up to my rear end in alligators, after returning from a wonderful week at AvatarMeet (we had a Dothraki bloodrider show up at one event!). Give me a few days, and I will give you an SQL dump link. If I don't respond right away, just keep pestering me ;)

Welcome Istrael!

As Qvaak said, it is fairly quiet around here, although every now and then we get a really interesting thread going here.

However, for Valyrian, most of the action is going on in the wiki sections of this site. One particular gentleman, Mad Latinst, pretty much leads the charge on Valyrian, and especially High Valyrian (which is what I suspect you are here for).

In any case, enjoy the site. Don't be afraid to ask questions or propose ideas!

Beginners / Re: Valyrian Course Online
« on: June 27, 2014, 12:48:44 pm »
I would like to give this a try, although it will be mid July before I will have the quality time available to devote to it.

Beginners / Re: Random Translation Help: "Find Your Way Home"
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:44:50 pm »
Zhey Jennz0r, karma cannot be given until you have 25 posts on the forum. This is to prevent someone from coming here and messing with people's karma out of spite. So, I gave Qvaak a karma point for you, one he deserves, anyway because he does such an awesome job here!

Introductions / Re: Greetings - saludos
« on: June 25, 2014, 01:41:37 pm »
M'ath, zhey Jon Snow Its good to have you in the Dothraki/Valyrian community! You have picked a good user name, one I am surprised hasn't been taken yet!

I am guessing from your signature that your primary interest is Valyrian. Most of the Valyrian activity is on the wiki, although the more active Valyrian folks (Mad Latinist in particular) check the forums from time to time. But feel free to jump in here and participate, ask questions, etc.!

Announcements / 'Conlang' now an official English word!
« on: June 14, 2014, 02:14:45 am »
Today is a big day for conlamgers to celebrate! The word 'conlang' has been added to the Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive dictionary of the English language. Even better, in the blog entry announcing the new word, the Dothraki language gets a shout-out!

And here is the actual entry (you have to be subscribed to the OED to read the full entry):

Thanks goes to David Peterson, who brought this to my attention through a post to the Language Creation Society list.

Announcements / Dothraki language book announced!
« on: June 05, 2014, 12:59:27 pm »
On June 2nd, David Peterson made a big announcement: A Dothraki language learning book/CD will soon be available. In addition to the book and CD, there will also be an online component, as well as an IOS app (I've asked David about an Android app as well). This is being published as part of the Living Language series of books. You can learn more about it from David him self here:

You can preorder the book, the online portion, and the IOS app here:

I hope everyone here is excited about this as I am. I suspect that this will be useful to both beginners and experienced Dothraki speakers alike!

Introductions / Re: Greetings~
« on: May 22, 2014, 03:24:28 pm »
Zhey Gato,
    I hope you enjoy the time you spend here, and find the learning resources useful!

Beginners / Happy mother's day
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:10:06 am »
Is this a fair attempt?

Layafat Maj asshekhqoyi - Happy Mothers Day

Or should Layafat be simply Layaf here?

Introductions / Re: Hello!
« on: May 08, 2014, 12:06:16 am »
M'ath, zhey Arcix!

Welcome to the Tongues of Ice and Fire forums. I hope you enjoy your visits here. Although the forum itself is fairly quiet, there is a lot of work going on in the wiki section of this site, especially in the Valyrian languages. Qvaak is always happy to do linguistic analysis on ideas you may have, and his insight into especially Dothraki is simply incredible.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask them!

Announcements / Planned system outage
« on: May 05, 2014, 12:58:29 am »
To all users of this site.
    A systemwide outage of all the Dothraki and Valyrian services here will be occurring on Tuesday, May 6th. Here are details from Marki of the LearnNavi side of this server:

To all members:
  Please note that the main LearnNavi server will be unavailable from 10:00am (US Central Daylight Time) on Tuesday, May 6th until 10:00am CDT on Wednesday,  May 7th. This planned downtime is for a complete system backup in preparation for the hard drive array upgrade as well as the actual upgrade itself.  ALL web services will be unavailable during this time, as well as the IRC server.

Other sites that will also be unavailable include and others.

Markì (Toruk Makto)

So be prepared!


Beginners / Re: Interpuncts in the vocabulary list
« on: April 30, 2014, 01:32:08 pm »
I'll have to look at this more closely, but I think I would not favor this, especially if the marker is a period. This is used elsewhere for syllabification. A dash would be more appropriate, I think. But in general, most words in the wiki shouldn't be inflected to begin with.

This will also be  a problem for a future dictionary. There are technical problems holding up the creation of a dictionary like we have for Dothraki.

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