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Dothraki    Dothraki

The Dothraki alphabet was invented by Carlos and Patrícia Carrion as a way to write the Dothraki language, a constructed language created by David J. Peterson for the television series, Game of Thrones, and based on the invented words and phrases used in George R. R. Martin's series of books entitled A Song of Ice and Fire.

Notable features

  • Type of writing system: alphabet
  • Direction of writing: left to right in horizontal lines
  • Used to write: Dothraki
  • There are two versions of the alphabet: the ancient and the new alphabets
  • The four vowels are formed by a basic one (e.g. A) simply turned 3 times by 90º
  • Pairs of similar sounds (hard/soft) have the same symbol turned by 180º (B-P; Ch-J; D-T; F-V; G-K; Sh-Zh). Other pairs (M-N; L-R) are similar.
  • The semivowels W and Y have also by turned by 180º
  • Vertical short strokes indicate palatization (Th, Kh), some other modification (Sh, Zh), further modification (Q)
  • Long (double) vowels are represented by short vowels symbols + an additional short stroke
  • There are no number symbols in Dothraki

Dothraki alphabet

Dothraki alphabet

The first row of letters are in the Ancient Dothraki alphabet. The second row are in the New Dothraki alphabet.

Dothraki long vowels and punctuation

Sample phrases

Sample phrase in Dothraki

Transliteration

Shieraki gori ha yeraan!

Translation

The stars are charging for you.
(Said to someone who is going into battle.)

Sample phrase in Dothraki

Transliteration

Hash yer dothrae chek asshekh?

Translation

How are you today?
(Do you ride well today?)

Sample phrase in Dothraki

Transliteration

Anha dothrak chek asshekh.

Translation

I feel well today.
(I ride well today.)

Links

Information about the Dothraki language
http://www.dothraki.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dothraki_language
http://awoiaf.westeros.org/index.php/Dothraki

Valyrian script

Carlos and Patrícia have also invented a script that the Dothraki script was based on: the Valyrian script. Here are the details:

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