"Riña issa."

Translation:She is a girl.

July 13, 2017



Riña Arya Stark issa.

July 16, 2017


Learning conlangs online - what a time to be alive. If this is possible, than Breton is, too!

September 10, 2017


So I'm guessing there are no definite articles, hence the 'preview' shows 'runa' as girl, a girl, and the girl. Also...what about inflections? Is 'issa' continuous tense or?

July 13, 2017


Issa is the third-person singular of sagon "to be", a highly irregular verb, on the present tense, active voice. You can find tables in the wiki if you're curious.

July 15, 2017


Here's a link if anyone's interested: https://wiki.dothraki.org/High_Valyrian_Verb_Tables#sagon

August 11, 2017


So many years spent learning this GOT universe and had no idea there was an intricate verb chart wiki page :'D I love that it still surprises!

September 20, 2017

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In a lot of natural languages that have "to be", it tends to be highly irregular. DJP probably did that to make it more naturalistic. I'm a conlanger myself, and I'm happy to finally have something meatier than Esperanto to examine.

July 15, 2017


A Doctor Who fan and a GOT fan? Me too!

January 10, 2018

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I honestly know nothing about GoT/ASoIaF. I'm just here as a conlanging Ravenclaw to gather all sorts of spare grammar for my language. And High Valerian is a lot more naturalistic (relatively speaking) than Esperanto.

January 10, 2018


You mean there's nothing naturalistic about no exceptions whatsoever? /s

February 20, 2019


High Valyrian is out there? I don't watch Game of Thrones, so I don't know the characters. Waiting for Klingon. Great flag, by the way.

July 18, 2017


damn too bad no is talking so i know how to pronounce xd

October 14, 2017


Does anyone have an idea of how the Rs are pronounced? Are they hard like in english or tapped/trilled like in spanish...

July 17, 2017


I watched a video on the pronunciation and they stated that the light r and trilled r were used interchangeably. Tho I've noticed it does follow Spanish a bit where there is a trill r when it begins a word and a light r when in the middle of a word. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vboATQWC3MQ, here's one of the pronunciation videos on YouTube. There's some interviews there with the creator as well and he explains the process.

July 21, 2017


I've no idea what you mean by "light" or they mean by "hard", but the R is certainly rolled.

August 13, 2017


"Hard" r : /r/, a trill like in Italian or Latin "Light" r : /ɾ/, a flap like in Spanish sometimes

The symbols are the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), and you can look them up if you aren't familiar with the system.

February 20, 2019

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Trilled like the Spanish rr.

July 17, 2017


According to the wiki, the sound of "r" can be (1) tapped, (2) pronounced at word's end, or (3) trilled:

  • "A tap when following a vowel, except at the end of a word. Trilled elsewhere."


March 17, 2018


Does someone know how to switch on the sound?

August 12, 2017

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August 12, 2017


Thank's for this Information.

August 12, 2017


In spanish, riña = fight ^-^

July 17, 2018


Oof, i did'nt know what that ment xD

May 4, 2019


Riña issa:

  • She is the girl

  • She is a girl

  • She`s the girl

  • She`s a girl

October 1, 2017


I'm not hearing any pronunciation.

November 5, 2017
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