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David J. Peterson

David J. Peterson is a language creator who works on HBO’s Game of Thrones, Syfy’s Defiance and Syfy’s Dominion. You can find him on Twitter at @Dedalvs or on Tumblr.

Articles by David J. Peterson


How I created the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian for Game of Thrones

How I created the languages of Dothraki and Valyrian for Game of Thrones

In a guest blog article, David J Peterson uses his experience as a language creator on Game of Thrones, Defiance, and Dominion to discuss the world of conlang. My name is David Peterson, and I’m a conlanger. “What’s a conlanger,” you may ask? Thanks to the recent addition of the word “conlang” to the Oxford […]

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