Learn Dothraki and Valyrian

Learn Dothraki => Beginners => Topic started by: Havazhyol on September 30, 2012, 05:15:52 am

Title: Opinions about YouTube tutorial
Post by: Havazhyol on September 30, 2012, 05:15:52 am
M'athchomaroon !

I'm starting to complete my learning process using the following tutorial.
But a commentary planted the seeds of doubt in the fields of my mind about the contents (declination of Vrelat : "-at" verb or "-lat" verb?)

May some wise and kind person tell me if those are correct to be used?

Dothraki Tutorial Lesson 0.5 - Epenthesis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5czUA-8ZX5E#)   (and all the dothraki tutos made by sunquan8094 )

Title: Re: Opinions about YouTube tutorial
Post by: ingsve on September 30, 2012, 09:30:11 am
The videos are generally very correct. There might just be a small error here or there but Sunquan has a very good grasp of the language. He also participates in the reguar IRC chats on mondays.

Vrelat is an easy word to get wrong since most verbs either end in a consonant plus the ending -at or they end in a vowel plus the ending -lat. So when you see the word vrelat you immediately think it should be vre-lat since 99% of verbs follow the normal rule. However in this case it just happens to be that the stem of the verb ends in an /l/ which means that it should actually be vrel-at. Because of this we generally add the past tense of the verb in the vocabulary (http://wiki.dothraki.org/dothraki/Vocabulary#vrelat (http://wiki.dothraki.org/dothraki/Vocabulary#vrelat)) so that it's possible to identify the situations where the verb-stem actually ends in an /l/.