Read linguist's Game of Thrones S2 premiere synopsis ... in Dothraki

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Dec 17, 2012

Think the Dothraki language spoken on HBO's Game of Thrones is just gibberish? Think again. The linguist who helped develop the fictional language featured in the show has put together a synopsis—and translation—of the latest developments from the season-two premiere this weekend, and it's pretty interesting.

The language, spoken by Daenerys (Emilia Clarke) on the show, was created by Language Creation Society President David Peterson, based on phrases used in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series. At the moment, Peterson has about 3,500 Dothraki words, though he hopes to grow that to about 8,000.

So, how does the season premiere sound in Dothraki, courtesy of the New York Post?

Kash Robb Stark (Richard Madden) ma lajasaroon valsha mae vatteri athvilajerar haji Lannisteri, kash Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) jada haji King's Landing ma adranee Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) ma affashie athmanimvenar mae. She qile Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) ajjora ostirge athemrasozaraan aqorasoe ador gaezosi driva mae, ma kemisoe ma chiorisoon ozzirvena, zhey Melisandre (Carice von Houten): maegi qemmemmo vojjoroon aqemmemmona. Yomme Havazzhifi Zhokwa, ma Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), ma zhavvorsa sash sen mae, ma khalasar veri vi Athasaroon Virzetha afonoe che kemikis ch'eveth. She Valshe, Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) nemo annevae hatif Winterfell zirathe, kash yomme Grefoon, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) ma Vitihiraki Ajjalani'th vimithreri ma valshekoon qosarvena.

In case you had a bit of trouble following that, here is the English translation:

As Robb Stark (Richard Madden) and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) arrives in King's Landing to counsel Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and convince him to put a lid on his self-indulgence. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) plots an invasion to claim his late brother's throne. He also allies himself with a strange priestess named Melisandre (Carice von Houten). Across the sea, Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies or water. In the North, Bran (Isaac Hempstead-Wright) presides over Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) must find shelter.

What do you think? Is Dothraki the new Klingon?

(Zap2it, via New York Post)