So it was revealed in the comments on my last post that I have apparently never gone over alienable vs. inalienable possession in Dothrakiā€”or at least not directly. Let me take a moment to do so now. First, a couple of definitions. Grammatical possession is probably something everyone is familiar with (e.g. in a phrase… Continue reading Possession

I Care!

Happy Wednesday! I thought I’d do a mini-post on a small question that’s come up a couple times and deserves a tiny bit of fleshing out (hashtag little). More than a few people have asked how to say something along the lines of either “That’s important to me” or “I don’t care”. Our English verb… Continue reading I Care!


I’ve got this terrible headache right now (and an ankle ache), so in order to distract myself, I’ve decided to talk about some of Dothraki’s pain vocabulary. This should work, right? Let’s start in the most obvious place: the root nith. This root is most closely associated with “pain” in Dothraki. As an adjective, nith… Continue reading Ughhh…


In some of our IRC chats, Qvaak has asked me to go over demonstratives in Dothraki, so I’ll aim to do that today. A demonstrative is a word like “this” that’s used in front of nouns or noun phrases. In English, we have these four common demonstratives: Give me this book. (Nearby, Singular) Give me… Continue reading Demonstratives