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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarolinaTr825145

Please, help about accent

Hello. This week I'm going to do a tattoo in Valiriano, a phrase from Daenerys, but I'm in doubt about an accent, because some places write with, and others without. Could you tell me the correct one? The phrase is "zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor", and the accent in question is that of "I".

July 1, 2019

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

"Zaldrīzes buzdari iksos daor" is the correct phrasing in High Valyrian. I have heard that David J. Peterson (the language creator) would omit the accents in the scripts because they were hard to typeset and they might confuse the actors.


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

The thing is that's not an accent at all. It's a macron, and it marks the long vowel. You should use it because Valyrian does mark some differences with it (for example short a vs long a for some accusatives singular and plural). But certainly Martin didn't have them for instance in the canon phrase "valar morghulis".

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