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.
- 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
The first row of letters are in the Ancient Dothraki alphabet. The second row are
in the New Dothraki alphabet.
Shieraki gori ha yeraan!
The stars are charging for you.
(Said to someone who is going into battle.)
Hash yer dothrae chek asshekh?
How are you today?
(Do you ride well today?)
Anha dothrak chek asshekh.
I feel well today.
(I ride well today.)
Latin alphabet for Dothraki
- u only appears with q and only in names
- After q a is pronounced [ɑ], e [ɛ], o [ɔ] and a [e]
- After dental consonants o = [ɤ], and after g k and kh it is pronounced [u]
- b and p are also used, but only in names
- voiceless stops can be aspirated
Information about the Dothraki language
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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