With the show nearing its end, the “Game of Thrones” mania is at its peak. The show introduced new actors, excellent characters, a great story and new languages. Some fans of the show were devoted enough to learn the languages from the show with the help of compilation of dictionaries found online.

In July, one of the prominent language learning apps, Duolingo, has launched a High Valyrian course. Fans of the show and the books can now learn how to speak the mother tongue of Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen.

Learn the language

In Duolingo, people will learn how to speak High Valyrian.

The language is structured as a skill tree like the other languages available in the app. It starts with some basic words, some nouns and basic verbs and it builds up to more complicated sentences. The course will also be teaching phonology, the gender forms and the verb conjugations of the language.

The subject course is currently in beta and is currently available on Duolingo’s web interface. The language will be available soon on the iOS and Android apps. The app can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play Store for free but can be upgraded to avoid advertisements as well as to activate other features.

High Valyrian is a language from the world of “Game of Thrones,” it is the language used by the Old Valyrian Freehold in Essos.

The Valyrians dominated most of the Essos; they forced the people of the other cities to speak their language. After the doom of Valyria, High Valyrian became a dead language and is now only used as a lore-language by scholars.

The people of Westeros typically do not speak Valyrian. In Season 3, when Daenerys spoke the language, it surprised many people of Essos.

She explains that she is from House Targaryen, a noble house of Old Valyria. The Red Priests also use High Valyrian to communicate with each other.

Valyrio Mazis

Linguist, David J. Peterson, created the Valyrian language for the show “Game of Thrones.” George R.R. Martin created few words and phrases for the “A Song of Ice and Fire” books series, including “Valar morghulis” and “Valar dohaeris,” translating to “All men must die” and “All men must serve” respectively.

From these two phrases, Peterson created the entire language of Valyria.

Peterson is also responsible for developing another language for “Game of Thrones,” the Dothraki language. Spoken widely in the first season of the show when Daenerys was married to Khal Drogo. Living Language offers a course for the Dothraki language.

Peterson has also created languages for other shows including “The 100” and “Defiance.” According to a report by SFGate, Peterson recently returned to his alma mater UC Berkley to teach a summer class titled “The Linguistics of Game of Thrones and the Art of Language Invention.” Peterson explained that the goal of the class was to help the students build their creative ways of communicating.

It has been reported that Peterson has been working with Duolingo since last year. He is currently updating the vocabulary in the application, under the pseudonym “Valyrio Mazis” – which according to a Reddit contributor, roughly translates to “Valyrian is coming.”