M’ath to all those attending Comic-Con in San Diego! Enjoy. Some of us ’round here still have work to do! (In fact, I spoke with Dan Weiss and David Benioff yesterday, and they’re not making it this year, either [season 3, and whatnot].) A quick note for those visiting from out of state, though: This weather is NOT normal. It straight up rained here in Orange County—poured! That may be humdrum if you’re from New York or Florida, but in Southern California?! I can’t remember the last time.
Anyway, if you’re wandering around the Gaslamp and happen to bump into anyone dressed as Khal Drogo or Daenerys and want to say “boy, howdy!”, here’s a quick and dirty Dothraki primer:
|Hash yer dothrae chek?||How are you?|
|Anha garvok!||I’m hungry!|
|Anha fevek!||I’m thirsty!|
|Hash rekak che Oil Oiton che Jonathon Freykis?||Is that Will Wheaton or Jonathan Frakes?|
|Vojosor heme vos ahhimo anna.||I’m not into furries.|
|Finne zhavorsa anni?!||Where are my dragons?!|
|Anha afichak rek h’anhaan ma vorsoon ma qoyoon!||I will take what is mine with fire and blood!|
Listen to the audio for the pronunciation—or just be sure the vowels are pure and you pronounce the Q’s like K’s (they’re not, but that’s close enough). If you’d like more of an introduction, you can check out the other posts on this blog, or head over to YouTube where sunquan8094 has an entire series of Dothraki tutorials. San athchomari to all those that made the trip down! I plan on being there next year. Until then, fonas chek!
[Featured Photo: Me, my wife and my little sister down in San Diego in younger days. The relationship to the topic at hand is…tenuous.]