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Created byDavid J. Peterson, George R. R. Martin
DateFrom 2012
Setting and usage
SourcesA priori language
Language codes
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The Valyrian languages are a fictional language family in the A Song of Ice and Fire series of fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin, and in their television adaptation Game of Thrones.

In the novels, High Valyrian and its descendant languages are often mentioned but not developed beyond a few words. For the TV series, language creator David J. Peterson created the High Valyrian language, as well as the derivative languages Astapori and Meereenese Valyrian, based on fragments from the novels.[1] Valyrian and Dothraki have been described as "the most convincing fictional tongues since Elvish".[2]


David J. Peterson, creator of the spoken Valyrian languages for Game of Thrones

To create the Dothraki and Valyrian languages to be spoken in Game of Thrones, HBO selected the language creator David J. Peterson through a competition among conlangers. The producers gave Peterson a largely free hand in developing the languages, as, according to Peterson, George R. R. Martin himself was not very interested in the linguistic aspect of his works.[3] The already published novels include only a few words of High Valyrian, including valar morghulis ("all men must die"), valar dohaeris ("all men must serve") and dracarys ("dragonfire"). For the forthcoming novel The Winds of Winter, Peterson has supplied Martin with additional Valyrian translations.[3]

Peterson commented that he considered Martin's choice of dracarys unfortunate because of its (presumably intended) similarity to the Latin word for dragon, draco. Because the Latin language does not exist in the fictional world of A Song of Ice and Fire, Peterson chose to treat the similarity as coincidental and made dracarys an independent lexeme;[4] his High Valyrian term for dragon is zaldrīzes. The phrases valar morghulis and valar dohaeris, on the other hand, became the foundation of the language's conjugation system.[3] Another word, trēsy, meaning "son", was coined in honour of Peterson's 3000th Twitter follower.[5]

At the start of June 2013, there were 667 High Valyrian words.[6]

Peterson returned to do the High Valyrian for House of the Dragon.[7]

Written form[edit]

Peterson did not create a High Valyrian writing system at the time, but he commented that he "was thinking something more like Egyptian's system of hieroglyphs—not in style, necessarily, but in their functionality. Egyptians had an alphabet, of sorts, a couple of phonetically-based systems, and a logography all layered on top of one another."[8] In the third season's episode "The Bear and the Maiden Fair", Talisa is seen writing a Valyrian letter in the Latin alphabet, because according to Peterson, "it didn't seem worthwhile to create an entire writing system for what ultimately is kind of a throwaway shot".[9]

High Valyrian[edit]

Nyke Daenerys Jelmāzmo hen Targārio Lentrot, hen Valyrio Uēpo ānogār iksan. Valyrio muño ēngos ñuhys issa.

"I am Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, of the blood of Old Valyria. Valyrian is my mother tongue."

— High Valyrian, Game of Thrones, season 3, episode 4[10][11]

In the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, High Valyrian occupies a cultural niche similar to that of Classical Latin in medieval Europe.[3] The novels describe it as no longer being used as a language of everyday communication, but rather as a language of learning and education among the nobility of Essos and Westeros, with much literature and song composed in Valyrian.


Labial Dental Alveolar Palatal Velar Uvular Glottal
Nasal m ⟨m⟩ n ⟨n⟩ ɲ ⟨ñ⟩
Plosive p ⟨p⟩ b ⟨b⟩ t ⟨t⟩ d ⟨d⟩ ~ ʒ
~ j ⟨j⟩
k ⟨k⟩ ɡ ⟨g⟩ q ⟨q⟩
Fricative v ~ w ⟨v⟩ (θ ⟨th⟩)a s ⟨s⟩ z ⟨z⟩ (x ⟨kh⟩)a ɣ ~ ʁ ⟨gh⟩ h ⟨h⟩
Trill ⟨rh⟩ r ⟨r⟩
Lateral l ⟨l⟩ ʎ ⟨lj⟩


a. ⟨th⟩ and ⟨kh⟩ are not native to High Valyrian but are present in some loanwords, such as the Dothraki arakh.
Front Central Back
Close / High short i ⟨i⟩ y ⟨y⟩ u ⟨u⟩
long ⟨ī⟩ ⟨ȳ⟩ ⟨ū⟩
Mid short e ⟨e⟩ o ⟨o⟩
long ⟨ē⟩ ⟨ō⟩
Open / Low short a ⟨a⟩
long ⟨ā⟩

Vowels with a macron over them (ī, ȳ, ū, ē, ō and ā) are long, held for twice as long as short vowels. Some words are distinguished simply by their vowel length in High Valyrian. The rounded vowels ⟨ȳ⟩ and ⟨y⟩ may not be pronounced in modern High Valyrian, as a non-native or prestige language and did not survive into the descendant languages. As a result, while Daenerys Targaryen's first name may generally be pronounced [də.ˈnɛː.ɹɪs] by characters in Game of Thrones, in High Valyrian it would have been closer to [ˈɾys], with a diphthong in the first syllable and a rounded vowel in the last. The long vowels have also been lost in some derived languages; in season 3 of Game of Thrones, we hear Astapori Valyrian, from which all long vowels have been lost.[12]

Syllable stress is penultimate unless the penultimate syllable is light and the antepenultimate syllable is heavy, in which case stress is on the antepenultimate.[14] As a highly inflected language, word order is flexible (a feature lost in derived languages),[12] but sentences with relative clauses are head-final.[10]



There are four grammatical numbers in High Valyrian—singular, plural, paucal and collective. For example:









"some men"



"all men"

vala vali valun valar


"man" "men" {"some men"} {"all men"}

The collective can itself be modified by number as a new noun declension, for example:



"knight, soldier"






azantys → azantyr


{"knight, soldier"} {} "army"












azantyr → azantyri


"army" {} "armies"

Nouns have eight cases—nominative, accusative, genitive, dative, locative, instrumental, comitative and vocative, though the instrumental and comitative are not distinguished in all declensions,[16] nor are the genitive, dative and locative always distinguished in the plural.[5] Both prepositions and postpositions are used to form other cases; for example, the ablative is formed with the preposition hen + the locative (e.g. hen lentot, "from a house") while the superessive is formed with the postposition following the genitive (e.g. lento bē, "on top of a house").[18]

There are four grammatical genders, which do not align with biological sex.[19] The Valyrian names for the genders are:[20]

hūrenkon qogror—"lunar class",
vēzenkon qogror—"solar class",
tegōñor qogror—"terrestrial class",
embōñor qogror—"aquatic class".

Animate and individuatable nouns are generally in the lunar or solar classes, while other nouns are generally classified as terrestrial or aquatic. The names of the classes derive from the nouns themselves, which are prototypical members of each gender.[20] Peterson describes Valyrian gender as being inherent but more predictable from phonology than gender in French, with some of the derivational properties of the noun classes of Bantu languages.[20] As a result of the phonological predictability, many words for humans (which tend to end -a or -ys) are lunar or solar; many foods and plants (often ending -on) are terrestrial.[21]

According to Peterson, "what defines declension classes in High Valyrian" can be divined by paying "close attention to the singular and plural numbers" and noting "where cases are conflated and where they aren't".[22] In the following tables, case conflations are marked with color.

First declension[edit]

First declension nouns have the stem-vowel a.

First declension lunar paradigm[5]
(Lunar: vala, "man")
Singular Plural Paucal Collective
Nominative vala vali valun valar
Accusative vale valī valuni valari
Genitive valo valoti valuno valaro
Dative valot valoti valunta valarta
Locative valā valoti valunna valarra
Instrumental valosa valossi valussa valarza
Comitative valoma valommi valumma valarma
Vocative valus valis valussa valarza
Second declension[edit]

Second declension nouns have the stem-vowel y.

Solar paradigm[22]
(Solar: loktys, "sailor")
Singular Plural Paucal Collective
Nominative loktys loktyssy loktyn loktyr
Accusative lokti loktī loktyni loktyri
Genitive lokto loktoti loktyno loktyro
Dative loktot loktoti loktynty loktyrty
Locative loktȳ loktī loktynny loktyrry
Instrumental loktomy loktommi loktyssy loktyrzy
Comitative loktomy loktommi loktymmy loktyrmy
Vocative loktys loktyssys loktyssy loktyrzy


Nouns have four grammatical numbers, but verb conjugations have only been described in the singular and the plural;[22] paucals trigger plural agreement and collectives trigger singular agreement.[23] There are two paradigms of verbs, those with a stem ending with a consonant and those with a stem ending with a vowel;[22] the tables below show examples of four tenses in the active voice. It is possible to tell which paradigm is in use from the first person plural indicative—consonant stems will always end in -i, whereas vowels stems will end in .[22] Verbs with stems ending in a vowel follow a pattern where that stem-terminal vowel might change—-a and -i do not change, -e becomes -i, but -o and -u both become -v.[22] Verb stems may never end in a long vowel or a diphthong.[22] There is a subjunctive mood that is not only used in subordinate clauses, but also in all negative statements.[24]

Consonantal verbs[13][22][25]
(manaeragon, "to raise" or "to lift")
Present tense Simple Past Perfect tense Imperfect tense
Indicative mood Subjunctive mood Indicative mood Subjunctive mood Indicative mood Subjunctive mood Indicative mood Subjunctive mood
Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural
1st person manaeran manaeri manaeron manaeroty manaerin manaerī manaerun manaeruty manaertan manaerti manaerton manaertoty manaerilen manaerilin manaerilon manaeriloty
2nd person manaerā manaerāt manaerō manaerōt manaeria manaeriat manaerua manaeruat manaertā manaertāt manaertō manaertōt manaerilē manaerilēt manaerilō manaerilōt
3rd person manaerza manaerzi manaeros manaerosy manaeris manaerisi manaerus manaerusy manaertas manaertis manaertos manertosy manaeriles manaerilis manaerilos manaerilosy
Imperative manaerās manaerātās
Infinitive manaeragon manaerigon manaertagon
Participle manaerare, manaerarior
Vowel verbs (stem ending -a)[13][22]
(limagon, "to cry")
Present tense Perfect tense Imperfect tense
Indicative mood Subjunctive mood Indicative mood Subjunctive mood Indicative mood Subjunctive mood
Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural
1st person liman limī limaon limaoty limatan limati limaton limatoty limēlen limēlin limēlon limēloty
2nd person limā limāt limaō limaōt limatā limatāt limatō limatōt limēlē limēlēt limēlō limēlōt
3rd person limas limasi limaos limaosy limatas limatasi limatos limatosy limēles limēlis limēlos limēlosy
Imperative limās limātās
Infinitive limagon limatagon
Participle limare, limarior
Vowel verbs (stem ending -e)[13][22]
(sōvegon, "to fly")
Present tense Perfect tense Imperfect tense
Indicative mood Subjunctive mood Indicative mood Subjunctive mood Indicative mood Subjunctive mood
Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural Singular Plural
1st person sōven sōvī sōvion sōvioty sōvetan sōveti sōveton sōvetoty sovīlen sovīlin sovīlon sovīloty
2nd person sōvē sōvēt sōviō sōviōt sōvetā sōvetāt sōvetō sōvetōt sovīlē sovīlēt sovīlō sovīlōt
3rd person sōves sōvesi sōvios sōviosy sōvetas sōvetis sōvetos sōvetosy sovīles sovīli sovīlos sovīlosy
Imperative sōvēs sōvētēs
Infinitive sōvegon sōvetagon
Participle sōvere, sōverior


Adjectives have three declension classes.[26] Like verbs, adjectives only have two number forms—a singular, which is also used for the collective, and a plural, also used for paucal numbers.[26] Adjectives may be both prepositive (e.g. "the white shoe") or post-positive (e.g. "the body politic"); when prepositive some further rules apply.[26]

Several forms of elision and consonant assimilation occur with prepositive adjectives:

  • With inflections of two syllables (such as kastoti in several class I plurals), the second syllable is often lost to elision; word-final -t is also lost before consonants—compare aderot ābrot ("to the quick woman") with adero Dovaogēdot ("to the quick Unsullied").[26]
  • When such elision causes a word-final -z (such as with the class I kasta becoming kastyzy (nom.) and kastyzys (voc.) in the lunar plurals, below), the final -z is devoiced to -s when it precedes a voiceless consonant—compare kastys hobresse ("blue goats") with kastyz dāryssy ("blue kings"), both forms from kastyzy, the lunar nominative plural.[26]
  • If the syllable in question is vowel–consonant–vowel, then only the final vowel is elided—compare ānogro ēlȳro ("of the first blood") to ēlȳr ānogro ("of the first blood").[26]
  • Whereas instrumental forms are generally listed as containing -s- or -ss- and comitative forms generally contain -m- or -mm-, some nouns use only the s-forms in both cases and some nouns use the m-forms for both. When this occurs, the consonant in question experiences consonant harmony, causing the use of what might otherwise be a comitative form for an instrumental and vice versa, such as with the examples given of class I vowel mutations below,[citation needed] where the forms appear to be instrumental ("by means of the ... men", "by means of the ... rains"), despite being comitative ("accompanying the ... man", "accompanying the ... rains").[26]
  • Finally, word-final -m is decreasingly common in High Valyrian. Contracted inflections that end in -m will often assimilate to -n unless the next word begins with a vowel or a labial consonant.[26]
Class I adjectives[edit]

Class I adjectives decline differently for each of the four noun classes.[26] The exemplar is kasta, meaning "blue and green".[26] As before, in the following tables, case conflations are marked with color.

Class I adjectives[26]
(kasta, "blue and green")
Singular Plural
Lunar Solar Terrestrial Aquatic Lunar Solar Terrestrial Aquatic
Nominative kasta kastys kaston kastor kasti kastyzy kasta kastra
Accusative kaste kasti kaston kastor kastī kastī kasta kastra
Genitive kasto kasto kasto kastro kastoti kastoti kastoti kastroti
Dative kastot kastot kastot kastrot kastoti kastoti kastoti kastroti
Locative kastā kastȳ kastot kastrot kastoti kastī kastoti kastroti
Instrumentala kastosa kastosy kastoso kastroso kastossi kastossi kastossi kastrossi
Comitativea kastoma kastomy kastomo kastromo kastommi kastommi kastommi kastrommi
Vocative kastus kastys kastos kastos kastis kastyzys kastas kastas


a. See note about consonant harmony assimilation above.
Class II and III adjectives[edit]

Adjective classes II and III both conflate rather more forms, failing to distinguish between solar and lunar nouns and failing to distinguish between terrestrial and aquatic nouns.[26] Class II also has some subclasses, that have not yet been detailed.[26] The exemplars used here are the class II adjective adere ("sleek, smooth, slippery, fast, quick") and the class III adjective ēlie ("first").[26]

Class III adjectives also experience vowel changes when subject to the elision described above. When a lunar or solar form is elided to a syllable containing -ȳ- (such forms are highlighted in the table below), this -ȳ- mutates to -io-; this does not occur with terrestrial or aquatic forms. Compare:[26]

valosa ēlȳse—"with the first man" (vala is a lunar noun of the first declension)[5]
ēlios valosa—"with the first man"
daomȳssi ēlȳssi—"with the first rains" (daomio is a lunar noun of the third declension)[citation needed]
ēlȳs daomȳssi—"with the first rains"
Class II adjectives[26]
(adere, "sleek, smooth, slippery, fast, quick")
Solar/Lunar Terrestrial/Aquatic
Singular Plural Singular Plural
Nominative adere aderi aderior aderiar
Accusative adere aderi aderior aderiar
Genitive adero aderoti aderȳro aderȳti
Dative aderot aderoti aderȳro aderȳti
Locative aderē aderoti aderȳro aderȳti
Instrumentala aderose aderossi aderȳso aderȳssi
Comitativea aderome aderommi aderȳmo aderȳmmi
Vocative aderes aderis aderios aderīs
Class III adjectives[26]
(ēlie, "first")
Solar/Lunar Terrestrial/Aquatic
Singular Plural Singular Plural
Nominative ēlie ēlī ēlior ēliar
Accusative ēlie ēlī ēlior ēliar
Genitive ēlio ēlȳtib ēlȳro ēlȳti
Dative ēliot ēlȳtib ēlȳrot ēlȳti
Locative ēliē ēlȳtib ēlȳrot ēlȳti
Instrumentala ēlȳseb ēlȳssib ēlȳso ēlȳssi
Comitativea ēlȳmeb ēlȳmmib ēlȳmo ēlȳmmi
Vocative ēlies ēlīs ēlios ēlīs


a. See note about consonant harmony assimilation above.
b. See note about vowel changes in elision above.

Duolingo course[edit]

On October 31, 2016 a course in High Valyrian for English speakers began to be constructed in the Duolingo Language Incubator. David J. Peterson is one of the contributors to the course.[27][28] The beta version was released on July 12, 2017.[27][28] In April 2019, the course was updated in anticipation of Game of Thrones' eighth and final season.[29] As a part of this update, Peterson created audio for the course's lessons and exercises.

Bastard Valyrian[edit]

In the world of the novel and TV series, the Nine Free Cities of Essos speak locally evolved variants of Valyrian known as Bastard Valyrian, described by the character Tyrion in A Dance with Dragons as "not so much a dialect as nine dialects on the way to becoming separate tongues".[30]

Peterson described the relationship between High Valyrian and Bastard Valyrian as being similar to that between Classical Latin and the Romance languages evolved from Vulgar Latin, or more accurately between Classical Arabic and the modern varieties of Arabic, in that High Valyrian is intelligible, with some difficulty, to a speaker of a local Essoan language.[10]

Slaver's Bay dialects[edit]

The slave cities of Slaver's Bay are lands of the ancient Ghiscari Empire that was conquered and annexed by Valyria, so they speak related languages descended from High Valyrian with the substrate of the local Ghiscari languages.[31] Peterson noted that with regard to the vocabulary of the derived languages, "If it’s got a 'j' in an odd place, it’s probably Ghiscari in origin."[32]

Astapori Valyrian[edit]

Si kizy vasko v’uvar ez zya gundja yn hilas.

"And this because I like the curve of her ass."

— Astapori Valyrian, Game of Thrones, season 3, episode 3[33][34]

The first derivative Valyrian language to be featured in the series was Astapori Valyrian, a variety from the city of Astapor in Slaver's Bay. It appeared in the third-season premiere episode "Valar Dohaeris". Peterson created the Astapori dialogue by first writing the text in High Valyrian, then applying a series of regular grammar and sound changes to simulate the changes in natural languages over a long period of time.[35]

For example, Astapori Valyrian has lost all long vowels (designated with a macron) and most diphthongs.[12] Between vowels, [b, d, g] have become [v, ð, ɣ]; subsequently, [p, t, k] have become [b, d, g] in the same environment.[36] As a result, an "Unsullied" is rendered as Dovaogēdy [do.vao.ˈɡeː.dy] in High Valyrian, but as Dovoghedhy [do.vo.ˈɣe.ði] in Astapori.[12]

Similarly, Astapori Valyrian has lost the case system of High Valyrian, so the word order is more reliably subject–verb–object (SVO) and the four genders of High Valyrian have been reduced to two, with three definite articles: ji [ˈʒi] (animate singular, derived from High Valyrian ziry [ˈzi.ry] "him/her (accusative)"), vi [ˈvi] (inanimate singular, derived from High Valyrian ūī [ˈuː.iː] "it (accusative)"), and po [ˈpo] (plural, derived from High Valyrian pōnte [ˈpoːn.te] "them (accusative)").[12][37] There is also an indefinite article, me [ˈme], derived from High Valyrian mēre [ˈmeː.re] ("one").[37] Word stress is less predictable than in High Valyrian, but commands are stressed word-finally (for example: ivetrá).[38]

Meereenese Valyrian[edit]

Ev shka moz avrelya fej wal thosh? Pa wal yel wazghesh shing pa nesh esh yelwa mish she yel lerch ej rovnya sha nofel?

"You want to drink wine with these men? The men who tore us from our mothers’ arms and sold us at auction, like cattle?"

— Meereenese Valyrian, Game of Thrones, season 6, episode 4.[39][40]

Meereenese Valyrian appears in Seasons 4 and 6 of Game of Thrones.[39]

Like Astapori Valyrian, it lacked long vowels as well as the sound /y/.[41] However, its phonology departs considerably more from High Valyrian. This decision was a response to the request that it not be mutually intelligible with High Valyrian, unlike Astapori Valyrian, which is. For example, the word "Unsullied":[42]

Meereenese Valyrian: Thowoá [θo.woˈa]
Astapori Valyrian: Dovoghedhy [do.vo.ˈɣe.ði]
High Valyrian: Dovaogēdy [do.vao.ˈɡeː.dy]


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