Sunday, April 30, 2017

UC Berkeley Now Offers Course On The Language of Dothraki From ‘Game Of Thrones’

It costs $29,572 (In state) or $52,450 (Out of state) to attend University of California at Berkeley for one year. That's quite a lot of money and one would want to be sure to take classes that would actually help to one day foster a career. Oddly enough, UC Berkeley is now offering a course that will teach students Dothraki, the fantasy language from Game of Thrones.
                         
David J. Peterson, the linguist that developed the make believe Dothraki language used by the nomadic horse-mounted warriors in Essos, will be teaching students how to speak like Khal Drogo.
“[The class is] best understood as an art course, the same way a figure drawing course might include a fairly rigorous component on human anatomy,” Peterson justifies his six-week course and Berkeley salary.

Students will learn important sayings such as:

Ifas maisi yeri. – Go walk with your mother.
Anha zalak asshekhqoyi vezhvena yeraan! – I wish you a happy birthday!
Ezas eshna gech ahilee! – Find another hole to dig!