This past year had some great conlanging activity. Here’s a round-up of some of the highlights:
- Games of Thrones, Season 3, premiered in March. With this season, we got a little less Dothraki but also go to hear High Valyrian thanks to David J. Peterson. Especially with the awe-inspiring episode And Now His Watch is Ended! Dracarys!
- Also, thanks to David, we got conlangs in the new Syfy TV series Defiance which premiered in April. Castithan and Irathient got a following rather quickly!
- Man of Steel, released in June, featured Kryptonian created by Christine Schreyer.
- The opening of the LCS Lending Library in September (Edit: added 12/27/2013)
- In November, Thor: The Dark World was released which featured extensive dialogue from Malekith and Algrim/Kurse in David’s Dark Elvish (or Shiväisith).
- Also in November, Mark Rosenfelder (aka Zompist) published his follow-up to the LCK and Advanced LCK: The Conlanger’s Lexipedia.
- In 2013, Zompist also worked on the the conlang for Serpent’s Tongue, Sehimu Thinara. His blog post includes a link to a grammatical sketch of the language.
- The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug was released in December with quite a bit of dialogue in Elvish and Orkish.
- It was also announced that David would be doing the alien language for the CW TV series Star-Crossed.
Have I missed one? (Undoubtedly.) Feel free to add a comment to this post!
Happy conlanging in 2014!
The secret is out! The LCS‘s own David J. Peterson has been chosen by HBO to create the Dothraki language for the upcoming Game of Thrones TV series. There has been plenty of buzz about the announcement; however, one of the coolest thing so far has been to see people attempt to use the snippets of Dothraki publicized so far in conversational ways, for example, here (“Read the release to get caught up on all the athastokhdeveshizaroon”) and here (“Hash yer ray nesi?”). There is no doubt as more about the language becomes widespread, people will be conversing like the horsemen with athjahakar.
Oh, and by the way, the photo is not of David J. Peterson. That’s Jason Momoa, cast to play the horse-lord himself, Khal Drogo. Gotta love Momoa’s jahak.
I couldn’t resist throwing another word in there. 🙂