276 – Linguistics, Conlangers and Game Of Thrones’ Dothraki

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Guest: David J. Peterson    Host: Markus Voelter    Shownoter: Stefaan Rillaert

Conlangers are people who design human languages, either just for fun or for use in works of fiction, often TV series or movies. My guest, David Peterson, has designed several languages, including the the Dothraki language featured prominently in Game Of Thrones. In this episode we use Dothraki (and English, and a bit of German) to introduce the basics of linguistics, i.e., the science behind natural (and in this case, designed) languages. We also discuss a few specific of Dothraki, and how it gets used in Game Of Thrones.