David Peterson

The Art of Language Invention

David Peterson

Talk: The Art of Language Invention

David Peterson, linguist and inventor of languages for many TV shows and movies (including "Game of Thrones", "Dominion" and "The 100") will talk about his new book: "The Art of Language Invention: From Horse-Lords to Dark Elves, the Words Behind World-Building"

David Peterson

David Peterson is an American writer and language creator. Peterson is best known for creating the Dothraki and Valyrian languages for the HBO series Game of Thrones (since 2009) and the Castithan, Irathient and Omec languages for Syfy's Defiance (since 2011); but he has been creating languages since 2000.

The Book

From master language creator David J. Petersonacomes a creative guide to language construction for sci-fi and fantasy fans, writers, game creators, and language lovers. Peterson offers a captivating overview of language creation, covering its history from Tolkien's creations and Klingon to today'sathriving global community of conlangers.

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