David Peterson lovingly created the conlang (or “constructed language”) of Dothraki for the Game of Thrones television series. But, what are the Dothraki?
The Dothraki are horse-riding nomadic warriors, and their language reflects their culture. Peterson took the Dothraki seeds planted by George R. R. Martin and grew them into a robust and functional language with more than 3,400 words in its original dictionary.
For example, there are seven different words to describe the various subtleties of striking someone with a sword, including hrakkarikh, “a quick and accurate strike,” and gezrikh, “a decoy strike.” Another interesting fact: the Dothraki language has no word for “thank you.”