HBO has partnered with Living Language to launch Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course, based on the hit series Game of Thrones.
The language course, on sale from October 7th 2014, is an official guide to the Dothraki tongue, compiled and narrated by language and culture consultant David J. Peterson.
Fans of the show have already created their own online communities to catalogue Dothraki dialogue, vocabulary, and grammar from show scripts, along with their own instructional language videos on YouTube.
There are also close to 150 self-identified Dothraki speakers on the popular Tongues of Ice and Fire Wiki.
This Living Language course boasts more than 500 words and phrases, including never-before-heard material and words coined exclusively for the course.
Set out like a traditional language course, users will learn vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and even cultural notes, like why you should never call a Dothraki warrior ‘anifak’ (it means walker, and this implies the warrior can no longer ride his horse).
"I’m thrilled to be working with Living Language to produce the first official Dothraki text," said Peterson.
"This book will take you from arakh to zhavvorsa in no time, and the audio samples will help you perfect your pronunciation. I often get the question, ‘When will there be a Dothraki guide I can buy?’ The answer is now, thanks to Living Language. Me nem nesa."
The course is available in three editions:
- Living Language Dothraki ($19.99), which includes a language guide and audio CD featuring 200 words and phrases.
- Living Language Dothraki Expanded Online Course ($30.00), covering additional vocabulary and grammar including 500 words and phrases, plus interactive quizzes and games.
- Living Language Dothraki Companion Mobile App ($3.99), featuring 15 thematic flash card decks.
For more information on each edition of the course, visit www.livinglanguage.com/dothraki.