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2012-11-30 01:21:12 PM
How to speak Dothraki:

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"Like the fist of an angry god"
 
2012-11-30 01:25:59 PM
So if I learn to speak Klingon and Dothraki, does this mean I will be better adapted to life, the world and be able to provide for my family?

Maybe I should take up learning these, instead:

cache.io9.com

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 01:26:07 PM
suddenly?
 
2012-11-30 02:41:50 PM
I'd rather learn Klingon.
 
2012-11-30 02:48:05 PM
Umm... i make 140-160k a year to play video games and fark around.... SCREW DOTHRAKI! i love my job:)
 
2012-11-30 02:49:59 PM

Icetech3: Umm... i make 140-160k a year to play video games and fark around.... SCREW DOTHRAKI! i love my job:)


But how long till you have to be at the gym?!?
 
2012-11-30 02:50:33 PM
Is this guy an actual linguist, or just someone who spends a lot of time making stuff up?

How does one get into fake languages?

Why does interviewer ignore these things. Because it just seems like such a weird ass thing to be an "expert" in, and give advice about.
 
2012-11-30 02:51:10 PM
I used to be a member of the Language Creation Society where David Peterson is a prominent member. There are actual people out there who create languages as a hobby, the same way that Tolkien did back in the day. Some of them use it for their fantasy worlds in novels or other media, while others take a more philosophical or "what if" scenarios.

A pleasant bunch of people, linguists.

/They put regular nerds to shame
//And I don't mean that in a good way
 
2012-11-30 02:53:55 PM

ModernLuddite: Is this guy an actual linguist, or just someone who spends a lot of time making stuff up?

How does one get into fake languages?

Why does interviewer ignore these things. Because it just seems like such a weird ass thing to be an "expert" in, and give advice about.


Grew up with David, so I'm getting a kick.

He's educated. Learn more! Link
 
Byn
2012-11-30 02:55:11 PM
My mother-in-law has her PhD in linguistics, and she once taught a course on Klingon at Dalhousie.

Yeah, she IS pretty awesome, thanks.
 
2012-11-30 02:56:51 PM

Axe Wound: FTFA: George R.R. Martin is a surprisingly cunning linguist in his own right. 

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Ew... *shudder* no thanks!
 
2012-11-30 02:57:06 PM
Maybe this guy can take a few minutes and teach Martin the word for "hurry and and finish the series before you die like that asshole Jordan did"
 
2012-11-30 03:00:28 PM

OtherLittleGuy: How to speak Dothraki:

[cdnimg.visualizeus.com image 244x400]

"Like the fist of an angry god"


It is known.
 
2012-11-30 03:00:56 PM

ng2810: I used to be a member of the Language Creation Society where David Peterson is a prominent member. There are actual people out there who create languages as a hobby, the same way that Tolkien did back in the day. Some of them use it for their fantasy worlds in novels or other media, while others take a more philosophical or "what if" scenarios.

A pleasant bunch of people, linguists.


Just stay away from the big conferences. If they allowed weapons at linguistics conferences, there'd be a whole lot of dead motherfarking polyglots every Sunday morning.

Astronomers are much cooler. Linguists are pleasant one-on-one, but they'll kill each other over a funny glance or a disbelieving tone of voice.

\ex-linguist
\\amateur astronomer, been to a few conferences
 
2012-11-30 03:03:13 PM

OtherLittleGuy: How to speak Dothraki:

[cdnimg.visualizeus.com image 244x400]

"Like the fist of an angry god"


I'd be her moon and stars.

/for a couple minutes, anyway
 
2012-11-30 03:03:16 PM

ModernLuddite: Is this guy an actual linguist, or just someone who spends a lot of time making stuff up?


Yes, and yes.

How does one get into fake languages?

Everyone I knew started here.

Why does interviewer ignore these things. Because it just seems like such a weird ass thing to be an "expert" in, and give advice about.

Maybe because the article wasn't about constructed languages themselves, but more about David Peterson and GOT.

People who make their own languages are a close-knit group. I've met several of them personally and almost married one of them.

Interestingly, I worked at Syfy in 2009 and was on good terms with all of the Executives. I remember chatting with Mark Stern (the head of Syfy back then) about my brief time as a member of the Language Creation Society and that "If Syfy ever needed to create a language for the show, the LCC can help you."

I'd like to think that I was the one who lead them to David Peterson, but he was already well-known at the time, so meh.
 
2012-11-30 03:04:46 PM

Nadie_AZ: So if I learn to speak Klingon and Dothraki, does this mean I will be better adapted to life, the world and be able to provide for my family?

Maybe I should take up learning these, instead:

[cache.io9.com image 743x239]

[media.tumblr.com image 500x375]


The bat'leth, although awesome (I have one hanging over my desk in my office), is a dreadful weapon. Go with the arakh. There's a reason that basically every human civilization ever has developed and widely used some kind of sword. They WORK.
 
2012-11-30 03:09:08 PM

OtherLittleGuy: How to speak Dothraki:

[cdnimg.visualizeus.com image 244x400]

"Like the fist of a red, angry god"



Worst. Qartheen gown. Ever.

/Also, ftfy
 
2012-11-30 03:11:53 PM
Shiat, I can do that - you just have to kill indiscriminately, eat horse flesh, and sleep with everything that has a skirt. BAM! Dothroki!
 
2012-11-30 03:15:02 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 03:42:45 PM
Ha! Jokes on you!

My job already sucks!
 
2012-11-30 03:55:09 PM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-11-30 04:27:02 PM

USA Prime Credit Peggy: ModernLuddite: Is this guy an actual linguist, or just someone who spends a lot of time making stuff up?

How does one get into fake languages?

Why does interviewer ignore these things. Because it just seems like such a weird ass thing to be an "expert" in, and give advice about.

Grew up with David, so I'm getting a kick.

He's educated. Learn more! Link


And

ng2810: ModernLuddite: Is this guy an actual linguist, or just someone who spends a lot of time making stuff up?

Yes, and yes.

How does one get into fake languages?

Everyone I knew started here.

Why does interviewer ignore these things. Because it just seems like such a weird ass thing to be an "expert" in, and give advice about.

Maybe because the article wasn't about constructed languages themselves, but more about David Peterson and GOT.

People who make their own languages are a close-knit group. I've met several of them personally and almost married one of them.

Interestingly, I worked at Syfy in 2009 and was on good terms with all of the Executives. I remember chatting with Mark Stern (the head of Syfy back then) about my brief time as a member of the Language Creation Society and that "If Syfy ever needed to create a language for the show, the LCC can help you."

I'd like to think that I was the one who lead them to David Peterson, but he was already well-known at the time, so meh.


Cool. Thanks for the links!

//Made up fake languages for fun as a lad.
///Did not know it was srs bsns.
 
2012-11-30 04:27:28 PM
 
2012-11-30 04:28:37 PM
David Peterson has a blog that he keeps pretty up-to-date with how he translates things for GoT. It's a nifty little blog. If anyone wants to check it out: Link
 
2012-11-30 04:49:33 PM
Why does the caption on that picture say George R. R. Martin when it's clearly Captain Highliner?
 
2012-11-30 05:06:09 PM
Look if I wanted to sit around making up an obscure language that you need to pay people to use, I'd work for Microsoft's silverlight team.
 
2012-11-30 05:16:27 PM
Gawd, I hope the fat bastard doesn't croak before he finishes A Dream of Spring -- I mean, he only has 400 pages for Winds of Winter...
 
2012-11-30 05:44:22 PM
I should tell the homeless guy near my work about this, he is always mumbling some sort of gibberish. He would make enough to get off the street!

i337.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-30 05:46:50 PM

Smeggy Smurf: Maybe this guy can take a few minutes and teach Martin the word for "hurry and and finish the series before you die like that asshole Jordan did"


Oblig
 
2012-11-30 06:01:43 PM

ng2810: I used to be a member of the Language Creation Society where David Peterson is a prominent member. There are actual people out there who create languages as a hobby, the same way that Tolkien did back in the day. Some of them use it for their fantasy worlds in novels or other media, while others take a more philosophical or "what if" scenarios.

A pleasant bunch of people, linguists.

/They put regular nerds to shame
//And I don't mean that in a good way


They sound like a very cunning bunch

/it had to be done sooner or later
 
2012-11-30 06:04:39 PM
www.nmaw.org
"phhhhhht. Amateurs!"
 
2012-11-30 06:08:16 PM
Tolkien is amused.
 
2012-11-30 06:37:19 PM
as a former student of parageography, with a minor in paralinguistics, I'm getting a kick.
 
2012-11-30 08:37:20 PM
Chumble spuzz
 
2012-11-30 09:31:03 PM

ModernLuddite: USA Prime Credit Peggy: ModernLuddite: Is this guy an actual linguist, or just someone who spends a lot of time making stuff up?

How does one get into fake languages?

Why does interviewer ignore these things. Because it just seems like such a weird ass thing to be an "expert" in, and give advice about.

Grew up with David, so I'm getting a kick.

He's educated. Learn more! Link

And

ng2810: ModernLuddite: Is this guy an actual linguist, or just someone who spends a lot of time making stuff up?

Yes, and yes.

How does one get into fake languages?

Everyone I knew started here.

Why does interviewer ignore these things. Because it just seems like such a weird ass thing to be an "expert" in, and give advice about.

Maybe because the article wasn't about constructed languages themselves, but more about David Peterson and GOT.

People who make their own languages are a close-knit group. I've met several of them personally and almost married one of them.

Interestingly, I worked at Syfy in 2009 and was on good terms with all of the Executives. I remember chatting with Mark Stern (the head of Syfy back then) about my brief time as a member of the Language Creation Society and that "If Syfy ever needed to create a language for the show, the LCC can help you."

I'd like to think that I was the one who lead them to David Peterson, but he was already well-known at the time, so meh.

Cool. Thanks for the links!

//Made up fake languages for fun as a lad.
///Did not know it was srs bsns.


Sure, if you want it to be a genuine language, with real grammar and word derivation. Then you have to be an actual linguist, like Tolkein and the rest of these nerds. Tolkein's Elvish and Dwarvish are real languages with their own alphabets and all the rest. The poems are actually written in Elvish and "translated" into English and all that. Just like those geeks who actually "make" worlds--other planets, if you will, with real coastlines and mountain ranges and weather and tectonics and the rest.

Or, you can be someone who makes up fake planets--desert planets and jungle planets with no regard for the ecosystems--and stick creatures into them without thinking how they'll eat; and invent languages that are just mishmashes of awkward vowels and consonants that look cool on paper but that nobody could really say. Nobody will care either way; but you'll look like a fool to your geek fans if you get any.
 
2012-11-30 10:26:21 PM

meathome: Smeggy Smurf: Maybe this guy can take a few minutes and teach Martin the word for "hurry and and finish the series before you die like that asshole Jordan did"

Oblig


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In gratitude
 
2012-11-30 10:39:36 PM

pute kisses like a man: as a former student of parageography, with a minor in paralinguistics, I'm getting a kick.


Holy crap, you didn't take Douglas Parker's parageography class at UT, did you? I did both Parageography I and II in the early 90s. I always wondered what happened to the Sandbox Universe he created, although I figured he's long since shuffled off this mortal coil.
 
2012-11-30 11:45:52 PM

Smeggy Smurf: meathome: Smeggy Smurf: Maybe this guy can take a few minutes and teach Martin the word for "hurry and and finish the series before you die like that asshole Jordan did"

Oblig



In gratitude


Now that's gratitude for ya!
 
2012-12-01 03:18:38 AM
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Awww how cute, you thought making a language for your books was a new thing... how quaint.
 
2012-12-01 04:16:13 AM

Icetech3: Umm... i make 140-160k a year to play video games and fark around.... SCREW DOTHRAKI! i love my job:)


How can I become like you?

/for serious, how?
 
2012-12-01 06:52:55 AM

Byn: My mother-in-law has her PhD in linguistics, and she once taught a course on Klingon at Dalhousie.

Yeah, she IS pretty awesome, thanks.


She sounds like she would enjoy the company of a cunning linguist
 
2012-12-01 10:38:44 AM

Smeggy Smurf: meathome: Smeggy Smurf: Maybe this guy can take a few minutes and teach Martin the word for "hurry and and finish the series before you die like that asshole Jordan did"

Oblig

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In gratitude


Good sir, might I ask for a name so that I might continue my...ummm...research on this intriguing subject?
 
2012-12-01 01:36:54 PM

Son of Thunder: Nadie_AZ: So if I learn to speak Klingon and Dothraki, does this mean I will be better adapted to life, the world and be able to provide for my family?

Maybe I should take up learning these, instead:

[cache.io9.com image 743x239]

[media.tumblr.com image 500x375]

The bat'leth, although awesome (I have one hanging over my desk in my office), is a dreadful weapon. Go with the arakh. There's a reason that basically every human civilization ever has developed and widely used some kind of sword. They WORK.


penis mightier
 
2012-12-02 12:24:10 AM

theorellior: pute kisses like a man: as a former student of parageography, with a minor in paralinguistics, I'm getting a kick.

Holy crap, you didn't take Douglas Parker's parageography class at UT, did you? I did both Parageography I and II in the early 90s. I always wondered what happened to the Sandbox Universe he created, although I figured he's long since shuffled off this mortal coil.


yeah, I loved his class. douglas parker was an amazing professor. his little universe was pretty well developed by the time i took his class in the 2000s. it's with a lot of sadness i have to say, he passed away a few years ago (i think 2009 or 2010). he was an awesome professor and person.
 
2012-12-02 01:50:09 PM

pute kisses like a man: it's with a lot of sadness i have to say, he passed away a few years ago (i think 2009 or 2010). he was an awesome professor and person.


[pours out some of his 40 for his homie]
 
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