The art of crafting languages for TV, movies

CCTV News

May Lee 4

Fans of the HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ finally got to see the newest episodes on April 24. The burning question, “Is Jon Snow dead” was answered for now.

But what was also returning were languages, Dothraki and Valyrian, that most of us don’t understand.

But, they’re real working languages created for the show.

CCTV’s May Lee reports.

The art of crafting languages for TV, movies

The art of crafting languages for TV, movies

But what was also returning were languages, Dothraki and Valyrian, that most of us don't understand. But, they're real working languages created for the show.

Hollywood is now featuring new languages more than ever, and fans just can’t get enough.

Dothraki is a real and functional language with grammatical structure and vocabulary, which falls under the conlanging category or constructed language

Conlanging has existed for centuries, but until recent decades, it’s been a very esoteric subculture. Peterson is working on a documentary about the linguistic practice.