David J. Peterson

Living Language Dothraki

David J. Peterson

Talk: Living Language Dothraki

M'athchomaroon! David Peterson is the linguist behind Dothraki, as used in HBO's "Game of Thrones." He speaks to Googlers about the process behind inventing languages. Athdavrazar!

David J. Peterson

David J. Peterson was born in Long Beach, California in 1981. He attended UC Berkeley from 1999 to 2003, and received a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Linguistics. He then attended UC San Diego from 2003 to 2006, where he received an M.A. in Linguistics. He's been creating languages since 2000, and working on the HBO original series Game of Thrones since 2009.