By Melissa Zaremba
PHOENIX – What if you could talk in the ‘Game of Thrones,’ language called High Valyrian? Well, now you can!
Duolingo is a free language learning app that offers lessons in High Valyrian language. Within the last two weeks leading up to the final season of ‘Game of Thrones,’ nearly 1.2 million people have started this course and learning the ‘Game of Thrones’ language. Dulingo has seen a near 65% increase in people taking this course.
High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language that the app offers, Star Trek fans can learn the Klingon language too, which is centered around spacecraft, warfare, and weaponry.
In order for the app to offer these unique languages, the company relies on hundreds of volunteers and employees to develop all the course material. There are over 30 different languages and there are thousands of people who can speak and are able to help teach these unique languages.
Think you can speak High Valyrian? Try these few phrases or download the free Duolingo app to learn more and start the language course.
Rytsas – Hello
Kessa – Yes
Daor – No
Kirimvose – Thank you
Kostilus – Please, perhaps
Geros ilas – Goodbye
Valar morghulis – All men must die
Valar dohaeris – All men must serve
Dovaogēdy – an Unsullied
Kelītīs – Halt (order)
Dracarys – dragon-fire
Muña Zaldrizoti – Mother of Dragons
Valyrio muño ēngos ñuhys issa – Valyrian is my mother tongue
Skoros morghot vestri? – What do we say to death?
Tubī daor – Not today
Bantis zōbrie issa se ossȳngnoti lēdys – The night is dark and full of terrors
Avy jorrāelan – I love you