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Beginners / Re: The Grammar
« on: May 05, 2011, 02:22:28 pm »
Points well taken. Like most conlangs, the creator or a small committee is the 'gateleeper' that approves new words. David is holding words back for some reason, and the major reason might be a legal one (I'm not faulting DP in any way for doing this). But if you look how Klingon and Na`vi have grown, it is because there is a community that actively uses and extends both languages. This, in turn benefits the people who make the films, etc., as the community has helped stabilize the base for the language, and as a result, the language takes a more prominent place in the ongoing story.

I certainly hope that David will continue to leak out details about Dothraki as he can, like Paul Frommer did with Na`vi.

I had revisited this thread before starting a new one, to see if a little more information was out there regarding the grammar, phonotactics, etc. I'd like to try building a few sample sentences, but have doubts that would be even remotely grammatical at this time.

Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Verb conjugation
« on: May 03, 2011, 06:35:59 pm »
This is a very 'linguistic noob' question.
Why are you using the infinitive form of the verbs as a reference?

Introductions / Re: m’athchomaroon
« on: May 01, 2011, 12:56:46 am »
I most certainly will, when it happens. There is also a chance that I might get to raise one!

I find that the flipped R (if I am doing it right) is pretty easy in Hrakka. The trilled R is a lot harder and doesn't sound as nice.  Perhaps we can talk about this the next time we go over Na`vi lessons (which I hope is soon!).

Introductions / Re: M’ath
« on: April 29, 2011, 01:26:24 am »
Judytuna, I think I know you too.....  ;D

I like your name suggestion, but you might start a new thread so that more people can tse`a you on the forum.

Beginners / Re: The Grammar
« on: April 29, 2011, 01:19:31 am »
At last month's 'Linguists in Hollywood' event in Boisie, ID, Marc Okrand spent much of his talk time discussing the 'gray arwas' that exist around the copyright of a language, if there can ever be such a thing. It seems that the protection is more on how words are used, rather than on the words themselves. I'm Sure David Peterson is trying to be careful he doesn't cross any 'lines in the sand', but he seems interested in seeing the language grow. A lot of conlangs are being made by a lot of people these days, but few ever grow to any extent, probably mainly due to lack of exposure. Hopefully, Dothraki will get the exposure it needs to become 'common' because it is part of a primetime TV series.

Announcements / Re: Language Creation Conference 4
« on: April 28, 2011, 01:39:43 pm »
It will be great to hear both David Peterson and Lajaki speak!

Introductions / Re: M’ath
« on: April 28, 2011, 01:26:48 am »
Welcome, Verak. I seem to think I know you from another life.....

Introductions / Re: m’athchomaroon
« on: April 28, 2011, 01:21:45 am »
Welcome, Hrakka! Can't think of a better name for you to pick, ha.

Hope your lions are doing well. :)

The lions, etc. are doing quite well. Kenya has been mating with Serena as of late, that could mean early summer cubs!

Question: Is the r in Hrakka flipped or trilled?

Introductions / Re: m’athchomaroon
« on: April 20, 2011, 02:06:43 am »
Thank you for the warm welcome. In poking around the site, it looks like I have picked a great time to join.

Will be taking a trip by train next month. That might be an excellent time to read  ASOIAF. In the meantime, I need to go back to the wikw, etc. and familiarize myself with what there is of phonotactics, grammar and syntax. I am by no means a linguist, but have picked up a fair amount of it from learning  Na`vi.

Introductions / m’athchomaroon
« on: April 19, 2011, 12:57:07 am »
Hello everyone on this new list. Some of you might know me from Learnnavi, where I go by the name of `Eylan Ayfalulukanä. As I see it, any language that has, among its first 100 words, a word for 'lion' (let alone 'white lion') is a language worth learning!  (I am a total lion nut, and a real-life lionkeeper.)

I don't plan to be real active here (lots of work to do on Na`vi first!), but do plan to check on things periodically as I have time, and a chance to read the books.

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