“Game of Thrones” has no doubt taken to the extremes in making the fantasy world as authentic as possible from costume design, settings, and many more. This is emphasized in the Dothraki language, an artificial language made for the film which apparently, actress Emilia Clarke has taken the time to master.
According to Rolling Stone, Clarke talked about the language when she appeared in Late Night With Seth Meyers. She told him that Dothraki is a real language and not just some gibberish she made up on the set.
Although this is a surprise for some, avid fans of the show and the novels know that “Game of Thrones” actually hired someone to create the language. His name is David J. Peterson and, along with George R.R. Martin, he created not just the Dothraki language but also High Valyrian which is used by the many characters.
TIME reported that Emilia Clarke later went on to explain how she rehearsed the language in the show. She would receive a script in English and would later get an mp3 with the lines in Dothraki. She even admitted that even if she screwed up with her lines the crew wouldn’t know and just continue on saying “From the top?”
She gave one such example where she was rehearsing her lines off-camera with an actor and she decided to sing Hanson’s MMMBop in Dothraki. She then sang in front of Meyers to which the host commented “I can’t stress how much less catchy that is.”
For those who are interested in the language there is a course available on book and CD. Additionally, David J. Peterson wrote the “Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course.”
This will be useful when planning to raid and pillage your friend’s place to watch the next episode of Game of Thrones.
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