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The majority of Dothraki was indeed created for the show. George has stated the he is not quite a linguist in that sense (comparing himself against Tolkien). I don't have a whole imaginary language in my desk here, the way Tolkien did. Tolkien was a philologist, and an Oxford don, and could spend decades laboriously inventing Elvish in all its detail. I, ...


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It is probably impossible to say which language resembles Valyrian most, lacking a metric for similarity. But there are clearly identifyable influences of other languages, both constructed and natural. Let's start with the catch phrase valar morghulis from GRRM: It just sounds like Tolkien's Elvish languages, with valar being a word from Quenya and morghul ...


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