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Dothraki Language Updates / Re: New words created for Amikumu
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 14, 2017, 07:13:49 pm »
Polyglot n — Sanlekh
Conference n — Shilisir
File na — Neseser
Value n — Athmasar
Camera na — Renenohha (derived from "renrenoh")
Plan, scedule, season, segment of time — Ka
Plan v — Kasolat
Displayed name/ Stage name/ Avatar na— Hakesshie
Decisions/ Rules/ Policy n — Athkelenar
Privacy n — Athsavidosar
Consent n — Okkeya


This is going to be all for tonight
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Dothraki Language Updates / New words created for Amikumu
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 14, 2017, 05:08:14 pm »
This thread will be used as an archive for all the words I make for Amikumu.  Each day that I make a new word, I will add it to this thread so that we can add them to the dictionary later.


12/14/17

Password n —Asodin (word pass)
Week na —Fekhashekh (seven day)
Abuse n —Melesitteya (bad bragging)
Contact (information) ni —Frakhonesa (touch information)
Advanced adj —Vishven (Forehead-like)
Possibility n —Athdevar (able in nominative form)
Age ni —Athfozar (old in nominative form)
Profile na — Khadoqem (cloth body. Meant to convey the meaning of presenting a personal, but not entirely authentic, version of yourself)
Behavior n — Okki (from the root "choose". Means something like "choice")
Internet na — Qosarreya (web. shortened from the euphemism "the human's web")
Near adj — Qis
Voice message ni — Assomemikh (sound word)
Term n — Kelenakh (the final decision)
Condition/Agreement/Deal/Joint decision n — Niyanqooqo (choose together. the [oq] at the end is actually an allomorph of [ok]. Also sounds similar to "heart beating together")
Public adj — Yanqache (collective environment)
Public n — Athyanqachar
University n — Eziversharra (continuously traditional/ancient learning. Meant to sound similar to the actual word University)
Association n — Athsillazar (a following)
Distant adj — Hezhah
Distance n — Athhezhahar
E- prfx — Q-
Detail n — Sachia (a little piece)
List n — Zafranrisa (slave line. Comes from the Dothraki making sure that all the slaves they give to the trade-cities are all together)
Account n — Sansalir (derives from "san")
Change n — Esinasa
Translate dtr all. — Yomloshat (across carrying. this along with the allative case makes the meaning become "carrying the language to another language")
Biography n — Hoyalathira (life song)
Safety n — Asanda
Anyone na — Loyak
Fortune, Destiny na — Hlosha (compund of hatif "forward" and losh "carry")
Fortunate adj — Hloshven
Interface n — Kashatif (amongst the face)
Middle part/ Intermediate/ Center n — Emmeya (Meronymic of "mra")
Current adj — Vekh
Native adj — Esifas
Register v int — Savezalat
Reason (explanation) n — Elze
Female/Femininity n — Athchiorizar
Male/Masculinity n — Athmahrazhar
Description n — Zohasta
Everything ni — Evekh
Blocked adj — Najaz


More on the way!
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Beginners / All Root Morphemes in Dothraki [RESOURCE]
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 14, 2017, 06:30:29 am »
M'ath eyaki!

Below is a list of every free morpheme found in Dothraki as well as any allomorphs, homomorphs or cryptomorphs that appear in the dictionary.  These roots have been shaved down to their most basic form, meaning most every morpheme ends in a consonant (unless absolutely necessary to the meaning the morpheme carries).  Inflectional and derivational morphology has been left out, but may be added at a later date.  These roots can be a useful learning tool — helping you to better learn and grasp the core meanings of Dothraki and better deduce the meaning of words that you may not know — as well as a good template for you to use if you're in a situation where you need to make a new word.  It was a great deal of fun to make and I hope you enjoy the resource!

Dothraki Root Morphemes

(E/A)v- start, beginning, parent
(H)ad(aen)- food
(V)o(s)- no, not, negative, none
Achr- smell, smelly, odor
Adakh- eat, feed, consume
Ador- chair
Adr- Turtle
Aen- morning
Afazh- hot
Afis- fly
Ahesh- snow
Ak(at)- two, also, including, as well
Al- some
Alegr- duck
An- jog
Anha- 1st person singular pronoun
Ao- dark, deep, empty
Ar- [unknown] (possibly related to Az-)
Aran- drop, forget, neglect
Ares- hide
Arth- to fall
As- word
Asavv(a)- sky
Asf- berry
Ashef- river
Assh(i)- introduce, present, presentation
Ast- speak, say, saying, prayer, joke
At- one
Ath- dry
Awaz- scream
Ay- wait, remain, always
Ayen- bell
Az- blade
Azh- gift, present
Ch(oo)- pika
Chaf- wind, unauthentic, corporeal
Chak- quiet
Chal- bean
Char- ear, hear, listen
Che- or, either
Chek- well
Chelsian- locust
Chen- liver
Chetir- canter, stroll
Chey- dark bey horse
Chi- -(enty)
Chift- cricket
Chil- lay, supine, expanse, ground, limit
Chior- woman
Chir- almost
Chit- shiver
Chiv- horn
Choak- bitter
Chom- respect
Chong- hard
Choq- run from, flee, retreat
Chork- roll
Chosh- fresh
Chot- beet
Choy- butt, cushion, rear
Daen- leaf
Dah- grass
Dak- pomegranate
Dalen- thousand
Dalf- cattle
Dan1- gem
Dan2- river ford
Dana- forest clearing
Darif- saddle
Darin- limp, lame, crippled
Dav1- pungent, smelly
Dav2- rosemary bush
Davr- use, good
Day- breast, bosom, nourish
Dech- cheek
Dei- light colored
Dev- to be able to, to know how to
Devesh- fog, mist
Diaf- skull
Dik- fast
Dil- sparkle
Din- pass, surpass
Dirg- idea, thought
Dis- simple, basic
Dishah- tree bark
Diw(e)- wet
Diwe- wet, moist
Dog- suffer
Don- shout
Dorv- goat
Dosh- council
Dothr- ride
Dovoedd(i)- unsullied, castrated
Dozg- enemy, opponent, opposite
Dran- breastfeeding mother
Drek- spill
Driv- death, dead, kill
Drog- herd, corral, drive
Drozh- inanimate slay, kill
E(i/y)- All
Ef- shackle, bondage
Ej- edge, bank
Elain- plant, seed
Elm- shoulder
Elz- respond, feedback, reasoning
Em- smile
Emr- exit, leave
Enossh(o)
Ent- child, baby
Erin- good, kind
Ersh- old
Es- smooth
Esh- new, rise, emerge
Eshin- fish
Eshn- other, another
Esin- different
Ess(a)- return
Eth- must, have to
Ew(e)- olive
Eyel- rain
Ez- learn, study, smart, find, teacher, explore, venture
Fak- kick
Fans- dappled horse
Faq- corn bunting
Fas- cloud
Fat- insult, slap
Fedr- the sound of hooves
Fej- hate
Fekh- seven
Feld- wing
Fen- attach
Fer- hemp
Fes- carrot, root, vegetable
Feshith- tree
Fev- thirst, thirsty
Fich- grab, fetch, pick up
Fiez- rope, lasso
Fih- smoke
Filk- caterpillar
Fill- dried plum
Fin- interrogative
Fir- round
Fis- clean
Fish- cold
Fit- short
Flas- cream
Flech- dull
Fon- hunt, track, seek
Foth- throat, neck
Foz- old
Frakh- feel, touch
Gach- place, space, environment
Gadim- lungs, roots of a tree
Gaez- brother, fraternal
Gal- egg
Gamiz- rice
Gan- lean, burden, drag down
Gang- stomach
Gaol- intestines, guts
Garv- hunger, hungry
Gavat- meat
Gech- vagina, pussy, female genitals
Geh- [unknown] (something to do with a bolas)
Gend- rip
Ger- lack
Gev- mole
Gezr- snake, serpent
Gid- push
Gil- breeze, air, breath
Gim- mouse
Giz- bee
Glas- onion
Glen- louse
Gor- charge a horse
Gosh- certain
Gov- breed
Gradd(a)- graddakh, garbage
Gref- wall
Gwe- go!
Ha- for, from
Hador- gust of wind
Haf- quiet
Hag- link, chain, bond
Haj- strong
Haje- right (direction)
Haji- because
Hak(e)- name, title, fame, reputation
Hal(e)- Hey!
Halah- flower
Hale- to get
Hamm(i)- yak
Hann(a)- rose
Haq(e)- exhaustion, tired
Has- sharp
Hash- do/are/is
Hatif- face, front, confront
Hav- move weakly
Havazh- sea, ocean, saltwater body
Havon- bread
Havz- cat
Haz- medial locative
Hef- [unknown] (something to do with jugs)
Hem- fur
Hesk- south, southern
Heth- person lips, rims
Hethk- prepare, tight, ready
Hezhah- distance, travel, far
Hil- sex, fucking
Him- fist, clench, squeeze
Hlak- glove
Hliz- bear, powerful
Hlof- wrist, ankle, joint, pivot
Hosh- gold
Hosk- animal mouth
Hoyal- song
Hrakkar- lion
Hran- grass
Hrazef- horse
Idir1- owl
Idir2- turn, spin
Ido- wood, fake
Idr- guide, leader of hun
If- foreign
Igg(e)- bucket
Ij- swallow
Ikh- product, outcome, ash
Il- skin
Ild- sword strike
Ilek- skin
Ilm- vegetable
Imo- belt
Inavv(a)- sister
Ind- drink
Int- beetle, bug
Irg- behind, back
Irr(a)- trout
Irv- trot
Ish- might
Ist- well proven, well tested, durable
It- Lukewarm
Ithkoil- brittle
Iv- melt
Iv(i)- melt, smelt
Ivezh- wild, fierce
Iz- poison
Jad- come
Jadr- vulture
Jah- pride, victory, conquest
Jalan- moon
Jan- dog
Janha- blanket
Janis- niece
Jaq- execute, assassinate
Javrath- reigns
Jaz- block, protect, defend
Jedd(a)- pony
Jel(a)- lemon
Jell(i)- cheese
Jer(a)- trade, haggle, discuss
Jerv- imprison, enclose, capture
Jes- to pull
Jesh- frozen, very cold
Jif- should
Jil- correct
Jimm(a)- west, westward
Jin1- proximal locative
Jin2- female goat
Jith- fox
Jiz- Chicken
Jol- cook
Jom- salmon
Jon- close, shut
Jor- idol
Jorok- corn
Kad- net
Kaf- pestle, grindstone, crush, grind
Kan- lark
Karlin- gallop
Kart- pull with both hands
Kash- time, during, chronology, duration
Kazg- Black
Kelen- order, organized
Kem- conjoin
Ken- hundred
Kendr- opal
Kess(e)- carry
Kha(d/l)- body, waist, royal, military leader
Khef- sneeze
Kher- animal skin
Khew(o)- worm
Khir- flag
Khizr- marsh, swamp
Khogar- clothes
Khogar(i)- box, chest
Ki- by
Kim- origin, primitive
Kim(i)- palm tree
Kis- to try to
Kisha- 1st person plural pronoun
Koal- heal, health, apothecary
Kog- flaw, blemish
Kohol- bow
Kol- heal, cure
Kolver- eagle
Kov- stand
Krazaaj- mountain
Krist- female relative
Krol- flea
Lain- pretty
Laj- fight
Lakh- chewing, chew
Lam- mare
Lan- run
Laq- tear, droplet
Lashfak- Stew
Lav- loud
Laz- can, able to
Lei- lost
Lekh- tongue, taste, language
Lent- stem, neck
Leqs- rat, rodent
Leshit- breath
Lir- tattoo
Liw(a)- to tie
Loj- hit
Lom- bathe
Loqam- arrow
Lor- blink, wink, batting eyes
Losh- carry
Lost- disappoint
Loy- a bit, small amount, few
Ma- and, with
Mad- sew
Maeg- witch, sorceress, blood magic
Maf- kid (goat)
Mahrazh- man
Mai- mother
Mal- finish something, complete
Mani(m)- anxious, nervous
Mari- construct, build, forge
Mas- valuable
Matt(e)- limp
Mawizz(e)- rabbit
Me- 3rd person singular
Mek- five
Mel- evil, bad
Mem- sound
Men- empty
Mes- muscle
Mes(i)- pregnant, swollen
Mesina- soup
Mezah- sex, sexy, hot
Mhar- ache, sore
Mih- thorn, jab, poky thing
Mithr- rest, relax, calm
Mori- 3rd person plural pronoun nominative
Mosk- pack, sack, pouch
Move- make, create, build, cast
Mra- into, within, out of
Mred- garlic
Nakh- end, stop
Nav- urine
Nayat- girl
Neak- long
Negwin- stone
Nem-self
Nerr(o)- foal
Nes- know, knowledge
Neva- sit, squat
Nhar- head
Nhiz- raven
Nhom- female gog
Nin(d)- sausage
Niq- rigid, erect
Nir- fill
Nith- pain
Nizh- tough, hard, difficult
Noah- bull
Nof- wipe
Nokit- trample
Noreth- hair
Not- turn
Nozh- brown skinned
Nris- straight
Nroj- thick, complex
O(r/s)to- tooth, bite
Oakah- mettle, worth, soul
Och- light skin
Oet- yam
Og- slaughter, fatality, butcher
Ogg(o)- animal head
Ohar- fall, collapse, defeat
Ohar(a)- daughter
Ohazh- heavy, ripe
Oir- fat
Ok- choose
Ok(e)o- friend, trustee, bodyguard
Okh- ring
Okr- tent, personal space, enclosed area
Old- rub
Oleth- above
Olt- hill
Ond- wear
Onqoth- walk, horse’s gait
Oqet- sheep
Oqo- beat, rhythm
Ori- eight
Orz(i)- shoe
Orzo- trap, ambush
Os- path
Osh- suck
Ovah- wide, fat
Ovr- loose, moveable
Ozzir- ruby
Q(o/i)y- blood
Qach- firefly
Qaf- question
Qahlan- palomino horse
Qam- [unknown] (something to do with grief, crying, sadness)
Qan- stork
Qavat- nine
Qay- float
Qaz2- apple
Qazat- nine
Qem- covering, clothes, cloth
Qes- basket, open container
Qeshah- sand
Qev- forest
Qif- boar
Qil- island, isolated
Qis- near
Qlas- deer, prey
Qor- Hand, hold, grab, take
Qosar- spider, deceit, lie maliciously
Qoth- loyal, repetitive
Qov- shed
Qweh- vomit
Rachel- tiger
Rag- choke, choking on something
Rah- [unknown] (something to do with light)
Rakh- boy
Ram- [unknown] (something to do with land or ground)
Ray- already
Rayan- plateau, top
Rea- organ
Redd(a)- thin, skinny
Rek- distal locative
Remek- sleep
Renrenoh- hollow
Rhae- foot, ground, measurement
Rhag- cart, vehicle
Rhan- mercy, benevolence
Rhel- help, aide
Rhik- stirrup
Rhoa- animal
Rhoj- family member, relative
Rich- bubble, swell
Rigw- raisin
Rikh- rot
Ris- cut, cut into, fix, surgery
Riv- nose, smell, sniff
Rizh- son
Roch- scrape
Rof- shriveled
Rokh- fear
Sach- piece, half, semi, a part
Saj- steed
Samv- break
San- much, many, a lot
Sand- safe
Save- again
Sek- yes
Sen- three
Seris- free
Serj- vest
Sewaf- grape
Shaf- breaking in, getting your first kill with a new weapon, loss of virginity
Shafka- 2nd person formal singular pronoun
Shar- healthy
She- upon, in, on
Shekh- sun, day, light
Shier- star, glint
Shig- snore
Shil- to know a person
Shim- tame
Shin- fizzle out
Shiqeth- steel, metal, grey
Shir- scorpion
Shiran- beard, facial hair
Sho- mark, spot, smudge
Shok- jump
Shor- dress
Sier- nephew
Sikht- spit
Sil- flash, gleam
Sill(a)- follow
Simon- male relative
Sindarin- left, leftward
Sis- lighting
Sit- brag, lie
Som1- zero
Som2- missing
Sondr- Obsidian
Soq- weave
Soqw- plum
Sorf- dirt, dirty
Soroh- halt
Sov- pear
T(a)- do
Taok- metal
Tas- silkworm
Tav- chop
Tawak- metal, authentic
Tehin- breed of horse with reddish fur
Temm(e)- thunder
Tha- duty, task, dutiful
Thagw- yogurt
Thash- soft
Thav- marmot
Thelis- blue
They- nipple
Thi- ten
Thif- narrow
Thim- leak
Thir- life
Thom- juice, juicy
Tif- woody seed
Tih- eye, see, observe
Tim- boot
Timv- book
Tir- finger, point, sharp point, nail
Tith- east
Tok- dumb
Tolor- bone
Tor- four
Torg- stomach, belly, tummy
Tozar- lake
V(e/i)th- water, flowing, fluid
Vad1- filly
Vad2- turnip
Vaes- city, civilization, emassing of people
Vaf- lamb
Valad- horizon
Valsh- north, northwards
Vash- stampede
Vaz- storm
Vekh- thing, being, to be, existing as, presently
Veltor- yellow
Vem- elbow, knee, hinge
Ven- like, alike, similar
Ver1- travel
Ver2- wolf
Vezh- stallion, great, amazing
Vi- through
Vik1- annoying, bitchy
Vik2- chin, jaw
Vil1- to manage to
Vil2- wise
Vind- stab
Vint- portion of meat
Virzeth- red
Vish- [unknown] (something to do with both foreheads, color, and killing)
Vit(h)- flow, feast
Vizhad- silver
Vod- dust
Voj- person, thinking being
Vors- fire, heat
Vov- weapon
Vre- leap
Vroz- slow
Yanq- gathering, collection, group
Yar- flinch
Yash- air
Yath- high, up, upwards
Yen- fail, failure
Yer- 2nd person informal singular pronoun
Yeri- 2nd person plural pronoun
Yesi- crone
Yett(o)- frog
Yof- crazy, insane
Yol- birth, egg, embryo
Yom- cross
Yor- million
Yot- fruit
Yoz- dilute, make less, disperse
Zafr- slav
Zaj- refuse
Zal- hope, want, desire
Zan- sturdy, stable, steadfast
Zand- sack, pouch, pack, purse
Zasq- white
Zerq- swim
Zhal- winged insect, butterfly, moth
Zhan- spear, select
Zhaq- bass
Zhav- reptile
Zhea- beautiful
Zhey- vocative marker
Zhif- salt
Zhikh- sick, ill
Zhil- love
Zhill(i)- any, general, broad
Zhind- six
Zhir- dance, celebrate
Zhokw- big
Zhor- heart
Zhowa- danger
Zin- still, am currently
Zir- bird
Zirv- flash
Zis- hurt, wound, scratch
Zoh- low, down, descend
Zol- small, bit, speck
Zor- roar

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Beginners / Dictionary Update Proposal
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 14, 2017, 06:00:46 am »
Yesterday, I worked to compile every root morpheme I could find in Dothraki as a way for me to better understand the core meanings of words. I condensed each one down to their smallest form, and any vowels at the end of root (unless absolutely necessary to the morpheme, or apart of a geminate) were removed. In total, I counted about 630 root morphemes in Dothraki. This is really impressive, seeing as English has about 1,000 or so morphemes (over halfway, baby!).

Despite the huge amount of morphemes that Dothraki has, it doesn't appear that we're using them to their full potential. If, for argument's sake, we assume that each root can generate a noun, adjective, and verb form, Dothraki should have about 1,890 words. Not bad! Almost half the number of words we have currently. However, these roots are largely semantic in meaning, so we can generate multiple meanings from each of them. If we take those roots and split them into just two other separate meanings (as a conservative guess), we will have 5670 individual words in Dothraki. Not only that, but verbs can be turned into a transitive and intransitive form, so we can have about double the amount of verbs and add another 1890 words to the dictionary (630 verb roots * 3 semantic meanings *(transitive verb forms/2 verb forms)), making the number of words around 7,560.  On top of all this, we still have the adverbs, conjunctions and prepositions to account for, which should all together be an extra 40-60 words, making the dictionary around 7,600 words long. This alone nearly doubles the amount of words we have currently, and that doesn't even cover the possibilities we have with derivational morphology and compound words!

*Currently, the equation we have for estimating the amount of words looks like this* 
630 roots*3 semantic meanings*3 parts of speech+(630 verb roots *3 semantic meanings*(1 transitive forms/2 verb forms))+ 60 estimated minor parts of speech = 7610 words

*and the formula looks like this*
RSP+(RS(V/2V))+B=C
V=1

On the Dothraki Words for the Modern World thread, I posted a list of 50 root words from PIE, Greek and Latin that would be useful to Dothraki if we made our own roots with the same meaning. Adding those new roots and going through the same calculations, Dothraki could potentially have 8,200 words (without including derivational morphology or compund words)! The crazy thing is all these estimates are pretty conservative too, and many of these root morphemes could generate four or even five different meanings by themselves; we could easily generate 13,500 words with this method and not have to worry about derivational morphology or compound words at all.

Now come the derivational morphemes.

The numbers get crazy if you factor them in. For nouns alone, we have seven derivating morphemes to make new words from the roots. Using the conservative guess at the amount of meanings a root can derive, this means that the amount of nouns that can be added hits a whopping 14,280 (680 roots*3 meanings*7 derivations). Verbs have four derivations, so we could make 8,160 more verbs.  Finally, we have adjectives with their two derivations, making their list make 4,080 more words.  This makes the conservative numbers 34,760 total words in the dictionary.  If we use our liberal estimates, the number reaches a staggering 57,760 words.

When all said and done, the size of the dictionary could reach a word count ranging from a very conservative ~34,800 to a very liberal ~57,800 (not including compounds, either).  This puts Dothraki's word count on the same level as natural languages and could super benefit the range of topics and mediums the language could cover.  Now, I do understand that not all of these roots can be broken up that many times, or even broken up at all, but even if my estimates have a +/- 50% margin of error, the thousands of words that could exist would be nothing but beneficial to the conlang. 

I'm going to start on this project and build new words as I work my way through translating Amikumu.  I need a lot of words ASAP and I can't really afford putting that translation project down while I work on making a dictionary.  I will start a thread on this forum, and each day I will post any words I make while translating so that we have a record of what we should put into the dictionary later on.  I'll probably start the process of generating as many meanings from each root as I can this summer while I work on the Dothraki Atlas.  I hope you all take my proposal into consideration, and anyone interested in volunteering for this project feel free to send me a message about what you could do to help!

Haji!
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Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Dothraki words for the modern world
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 13, 2017, 10:22:18 am »
On my big update post, I talked about the need I have for new Dothraki words in order to properly translate words for the modern world without making massive, 8+ syllable words that sort of convey the meaning I'm trying to get at. In this post, I'm going to give a list of roots that I find to be very useful (if not necessary) for making a plethora of new words in Dothraki.  In other words, we make root words in Dothraki that cover the same meaning of the root words I'm listing (not lifting them straight from PIE, Greek or Latin).  Really useful roots will be in red, useful roots will be green, somewhat useful roots are in blue, and roots that we just don't have are in black (regardless of if we need them in Dothraki)


Roots from PIE

aim-          copy
aug-          increase
bak-          support beam
bhreu-          boil
bhru-          eyebrow
dem-          building
dem(e)-          constrain, force
der-          peel, flay
dhes-          religion, spirit
dhreg-          glide, skim
dhwer-          arch, pass
dlegh-          engage, commit
eu(e)-          abandon 
gheu-          explode, eject, overflow
gheu(e)-          call, invoke
gwhi-          thread, tendon
keg-          hook, claw
krei-          separate, sieve, discriminate
kreu(e)-          raw
kwet-          shake
legwh-          light-weight
mei-no-          intent, opinion, goal
merg-          border, outline
nobh-          navel, hub, knot
pel-          fold
perd-          fart, expel
pes-          penis
(s)pen-          stretch
sweid-          sweat
teuta-          tribe
wrad-          branch, offshoot

How we've gone without some of those words is beyond me

Greek Roots

centr-          center, middle
crypto-          hidden, secret
dyn-          power, energy
erg-          work
ethno-          race, people
phil-          affection of friend
psych-          mind
zyg-          pair

As you can see, these were a lot more specific and not as useful (in terms of being able to create many words from the root)

Latin roots

art-          skill, profession
merge-          dive
comput-          count, sum up

The Latin list was a alot smaller because either the other two lists had them, or Dothraki already had the root.  However, the roots that did come out of Latin were almost always useful


If we only make these roots and put them in their noun, adjective, verb and adverb forms, we would add 120 new and very useful words to Dothraki.  Since these are root words and carry more semantic meaning, we could potentially add another thousand or so new words to the dictionary.  Since most root words are one to two syllables long, they can be compounded to create thousands more words to the language.  Making these roots would be incredibly beneficial to this conlang, and I propose that we (specifically me) add these to the lexicon of Dothraki.
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Dothraki Language Updates / Dothraki News and Updates
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 13, 2017, 08:26:40 am »
M'aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaath Eyaki!

I return from the black, screaming, lukewarm abyss of college to once again spend my vacation on these forums, and boy howdy do I have some BIG announcements for December!

First on the list; I few months back I was contacted by the language app Amikumu to translate their UI into Dothraki, and over Christmas break I will be a giz zol dik getting that fully translated! However, I am going to need to contact whoever is in charge of making new roots for Dothraki, because the long, abstract words that I'm coming up with to describe things like "personal account" and "social media" are just not working out for me, and I gotta cut down on syllable count before Dothraki becomes Oligosynthetic.

Second; If I finish the Amikumu project before the end of break, I will get back to work on the Dothraki Atlas. I will start writing more into the culture of the Dothraki and begin to edit the lovely work that Reuben22 has done on the project and maybe possibly start to compile the first rough draft of it together! If I don't get to it before my winter break ends, I'll definitely be working on the Atlas in the summer of 2018 (honestly most of the work I was going to do on this was going to be in the summer anyway since I fully expect the Amikumu translation to take up most of December and January).

Final announcement; this is less of an announcement as it is a proposition to our community.  I think that we either need to relocate our official place of meeting, better advertise this forum to other people, or do a better job keeping people active in learning and using Dothraki/Valyrian so that this conlang develops a stronger and more centralized community.  There are many conlangs on the internet, and many of them are able to keep people engaged in the language on a daily basis, which appears to be a large issue with this forum.  Things like Na'vi are able to keep an active community for 10 years after the release of the movie which the conlang comes from, but we're struggling to have a new post or comment once a month.  Dothraki/Valyrian come from the biggest and most impactful TV show of the last three years or so; we should have more people!).  I can't tell you about how many people I've met on the internet who are interested in Dothraki/Valyrian but have no idea where to start or where to go to get engaged.  Within the next year or so, I think we should look into serious change about how we organize and how we reach out to new people online, lest we completely fall apart as a community and lose being able to make some amazing projects for the conlangs of Westeros.


That's about all, folks! I am going to be active here every day or so to keep you guys updated and engaged in what I plan for Dothraki this winter.  Zhey Hrakkar, Anh'avasterak ma shafkaan qisi movek ase sash ha Dothrakaan, majin hethki ha rekaan.

Foni chek!
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Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Litany against fear translated in many different ways
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 13, 2017, 07:35:49 am »
I found it to be unnecessary in Dothraki, because Dothraki always face an enemy  ;)

In all seriousness though, I did find it to be unnecessary to translate simply based on the context of the passage.
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Beginners / Re: Basic sentence question
« Last post by Khal_Qana on December 13, 2017, 07:30:53 am »
You would say "Anha zin tokik", or "I am being a fool/I am being foolish"
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Beginners / Basic sentence question
« Last post by artemis1935 on December 10, 2017, 10:01:46 am »
So if I were to say "I am being dumb" in dothraki how would I do that?
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Announcements / Re: Can anyone translate?
« Last post by Reuben22 on December 08, 2017, 03:31:00 pm »
According to Google translate it said stuff about proxy servers and had a link to buy something. Might be spam.
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