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CrosspostDavid Peterson, language creator for Game of Thrones, Defiance, The 100, and others, is doing an AMA in /r/books!

Oct 13th 2015 by Chtorrr • 10 Questions • 2682 Points

Click here to visit the AMA and ask a question!

From David:

Proof: https://twitter.com/Dedalvs/status/653915347528122368 My name is David Peterson, and I create languages for movies and television shows (Game of Thrones, Defiance, The 100, Dominion, Thor: The Dark World, Star-Crossed, Penny Dreadful, Emerald City). I recently published a book called The Art of Language Invention about creating a language. I can’t say anything about season 6 for Game of Thrones, season 3 of The 100, or anything else regarding work that hasn’t been aired yet, but I’ll try to answer everything else. I’ll be back around 11 AM PT / 2 PM ET to answer questions, and I’ll probably keep at it throughout the day.

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How often do you ask questions in the wrong sub?

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This is the most I've ever seen :(


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OP does an amazing AMA and Reddit becomes a mess of assholes.

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People are behaving in the actual AMA.


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Are your languages the same as English, just with different words, or do they have different parts of speech/function differently?

A: Click the link above to visit the AMA

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Hey, linguist here.

Do you put in TMA (tense mood aspect) elements or markers into your languages?

Also what do you make of Tolkien's work? Is it as infuential in your field as one would think?

A: Click the link above to visit the AMA

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Oh damn, I'm a dumby. Thanks! lol

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Just taking note of the mass confusion.

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I'm guessing it's because of the number of upvotes this has gotten. Usually cross posts aren't quite so popular.


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make your questions in this link

https://www.reddit.com/r/books/comments/3okyxy/eydakshin_im_david_peterson_language_creator_for/

OP is using bold text to avoid questions is here. Isn't it enough? :P

A: Click the link above to visit the AMA

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Has it been always a natural passion, or something you have acquired later on in life? Also, how did it start and how did you improve on it? I have always wondered on how this hobby starts and how it progresses

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Q:
  1. How did got to this job?
  2. Du just throw randowm letters together for new languages?
  3. What languages do you speak/understand ?
  4. Can you speak and understand the languages you created ?
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How would you do your own elf language?

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