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Beginners / My progress journal
« Last post by Caelan on March 19, 2018, 03:22:26 am »
This is my journal where I’ll be listing my progress as I learn High Valyrian using a combination of this forum, the wiki, YouTube, and Duolingo. First I need to explain why I am learning this language. Currently I am also learning Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, German, and Scottish Gaelic (my ancestral tongue). If it isn’t yet clear I love languages and want to learn as many as I can. Now I could do that by learning another natlang, but I won’t because I find conlangs interesting and High Valyrian in particular makes me think of Tolkien’s Elvish. A language I wished I could learn but couldn’t because it’s incomplete and has too few resources for learning it. So the language of dragon tamers will have to do. My goal is to become as fluent in this language as possible. I want to understand and be understood and someday if I have children I want to raise them to be multilingual with High Valyrian being one of the languages they speak natively. To further break down that goal I want to learn to read High Valyrian in the next two months. Further breaking down that goal I want to learn to read basic sentences in High Valyrian in a month. If anyone wants to give me tips feel free. I’ll be posting in this journal every two or three days about my progress. Before I go I would like to suggest to everyone to try to connect and learn Valyrian with each other using an app called Tandem (they have High Valyrian listed as well as Dothraki :D ). Until next time, kirimvose for reading this absurdly long post.
Beginners / Re: Conversations in Valyrian
« Last post by Caelan on March 17, 2018, 02:07:33 am »
Ñuha brōzi Caelan issa. Syyz issa rhaenagon avy!

My name is Caelan. It’s nice to meet you!

(P.S. My keyboard doesn’t have the accent for the letter “y”. If you see two “y”’s next to each other like in “syyz” assume it’s the accented “y”.)
[HV - the REAL Valyrian dialect ;-)]

Rytsas tolvys!
Danny ñuha brōzi issa.
Sȳz kessa, jeme hēdrȳ rȳbagon!

Hello all!
My name is Danny.
It will be good, to hear from you!

(Kessa is Future 3rd person singular of 'to be' - an irregular verb. The second clause of the last sentence was tricky, I ordered it 'you [plural] from amongst [there was no 'from' by itself] to hear'.)

Avy kosti ivestragi “Syyz kessa, jeme hēm ryybagon!”.

You can say “Syyz kessa, jeme hēm ryybagon!”.

Dothraki Language Updates / Re: Dothraki News and Updates
« Last post by Khal_Qana on March 11, 2018, 02:42:25 pm »
M'athchomaroon, fellow nerds and Russian bots!  I made us a Discord for us to have easy, breezy conversations that don't take weeks in between responses.

I hope you guys pop in and say hello!
Beginners / Re: A couple phrases I translated to Dothraki; did I do them right?
« Last post by Khal_Qana on March 11, 2018, 11:31:48 am »
Your first sentence is perfect just as it is. No need for the feminine suffix in this case.

For the second sentence, all that needs to change is the adverb placement. Generally, the adverb goes after the verb.

Chiori ma hrazef, dothrae akkate
Beginners / A couple phrases I translated to Dothraki; did I do them right?
« Last post by KingAlanI on March 04, 2018, 10:12:23 pm »
Chiorikem Jack koalakhtihan – Jack’s wife is an eye healer
[The Tom Clancy character Cathy Ryan, an eye surgeon and the wife of Jack Sr., came to mind for using koalaktihan in a sentence. –eesi would make the word even longer, and would it go after koalak or tihan? Chiorikem (literally ‘woman spouse’) makes that superfluous here]

Chiori ma hrazef, akkate dothrae – a woman and horse, both of them you ride
[It’s a line from Lynyrd Skynyrd’s On The Hunt, an attitude that seemed very Dothraki. Should there be words for ‘a’ and ‘you’ and what are they? The horse specific ‘to ride’ fits the theme.]
I was just thinking that translating directly between Dothraki and a non-English language would be more efficient than going through English first. However, English is the only regular language I can speak, so I can help with this.
Announcements / Re: Thank you!
« Last post by Titstewan on February 24, 2018, 01:01:46 am »
I just delete their account rather than banning them. The problem with banning is, one could ban an IP that could be used by non-spam users. E.g. a user could use NAT where one IP is used by multiple users.

EDIT: Apparently, the additional question in the registration process works.
Announcements / Re: Thank you!
« Last post by Hrakkar on February 23, 2018, 01:52:57 pm »
Looks like its working already.
For spammers who get through, it is better to ban them or delete their account?

Athchomar san yeraan, zhey Tìtstewan ma Ocristi!
Announcements / Re: Thank you!
« Last post by ochristi on February 23, 2018, 12:00:10 pm »
Yea I had to nuke some, too.
Announcements / Re: Thank you!
« Last post by Titstewan on February 23, 2018, 04:45:31 am »
I've just removed some russian spam messages and deleted some spam accounts.

There is a high frequency of spam posting... I've have added an additional question for the registration process and it requires two correct answers now.
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