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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isabella6760

Valyrian? Why not Dothraki?

Seriously I think this would be amazing to do as well. I would finally be able to understand the show a little more. I saw something at Barnes & Noble recently that would teach you the same thing... but that was like $20 or $30... just an idea.

December 30, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

Living Language owns the intellectual property rights to Dothraki, and would not allow DL to create a course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luna_Witch

Well that's just depressing...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rene_Nyyrikki

On the other hand there is a quite nice book by Peterson for studying Dothraki. Anyway, wasnt there a rule that you cannot possess languages even if they are artificially constructed? I think something like that happened to klingon


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EEPixie

You can trademark the name of a language and specific phrases, but not the words themselves... maybe duo just doesn't have the resources to try to fight them?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hallowdin

I don't know much, but why could DL create a HV course then? If LL owns Dothraki, why not own HV? And also, did LL say no to DL or did DL not ask them?


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    I don't consider language as a copyright material.. and DJP(Dothraki creator) tole me on email that there are no dothraki DL course. anyway, bad 'living language'company


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BonBonChat

    Barnes and Noble always be trying to push prices for things ridiculously. There may be some resources you can find for free online to start.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BraytonWoo1

    how come the Klingon language has been at 100% since September last year and hasn't hit beta? I mean really it was scheduled to come out on my birthday and its way past then now!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    As has been pointed out many times, there are issues with releasing it - I forget other details, but I know one of the problems is that Klingon treats ' as a vital part of the language (it may even be a letter?), but Duolingo counts a missing ' as a typo for the most part.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/garpike

    I believe ' represents a glottal stop, much as it does in many natural languages (Hawai'ian, Samoan, Maori, many indigenous languages of the Americas, etc.), so the problem is well-worth solving and has applications far beyond Klingon.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elgatobandido

    A Hawaiian language course would be great.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flootzavut

    I'll take your word for it what it represents - I have to confess to only having the vaguest idea. And agreed, it is a solution that will have applications outside of Klingon.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rene_Nyyrikki

    In some polynesian languages ' indeed represents a glottal stop https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glottal_stop


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Halma11

    It would be fun, but I would love elfish from lord o the rings!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hallowdin

    yes, i totally agree. dothraki has been one of the central languages in game of thrones, and it has been on the show/books from the first episode/book. (i think) also, if someone can create a course on high valyrian, why not dothraki? cuz mr. david j peterson has developed this language very carefully

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