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English citations of Dothraki

Noun: a horse lord of the east in the A Song of Ice and Fire series[edit]

  • 1996 August 6, Martin, George R. R., A Game of Thrones:
    He had the copper skin and dark almond eyes of a Dothraki, but his face was hairless and he wore the spiked bronze cap of the Unsullied.
  • 2000 August, Martin, George R. R., A Storm of Swords:
    It was four hundred years ago or more, when the Dothraki first rode out of the east, sacking and burning every town and city in their path.
  • 2011 April 27, Roger Allam as Magister Illyrio Mopatis, “Winter Is Coming”, in Game of Thrones (TV), season 1, episode 1:
    The Dothraki are not known for their punctuality.
  • 2012 September 25, Farley, Christopher John, “‘The Voice’ Season 3, Blind Auditions Continued: TV Recap”, in Speakeasy[1], The Wall Street Journal, retrieved 2012-10-12:
    Your heart went out to her—and then “The Voice” took that heart and ate it like one of the Dothraki on “Game of Thrones.”
  • 2012 October 7, Freezer, “[MSTing] Someone To Love Me [Danny Phantom, PG-13]”, in, Usenet[2], message-ID <XnsA0E4C8A95E3Bfreezer88hotmailcom@>:
    No, you didn't! The Dothraki would say you didn't!
  • 2012 November 6, Cooperman, Lizzy, “Game of Thrones: Election Dashboard”, in E! Online[3], retrieved 2012-11-08:
    Meanwhile in Essos, the Dothraki people, traditionally opposed to centralized government, have canceled their weather-permitting celebratory bonfire, and will turn their attention back to breeding season.

Adjective: of the Dothraki people[edit]

  • 1996 August 6, Martin, George R. R., A Game of Thrones:
    Ten thousand, that would be enough, I could sweep the Seven Kingdoms with ten thousand Dothraki screamers.
  • 2011 April 27, Roger Allam as Magister Illyrio Mopatis, “Winter Is Coming”, in Game of Thrones (TV), season 1, episode 1:
    A Dothraki wedding without at least three deaths is considered a dull affair.
  • 2011 May 28, Ken from Chicago, “Clippy makes it better”, in, Usenet[4], message-ID <>:
    You appear to be threatening the wife and unborn child of a dothraki warlord right in front of him and his fellow warlords, I can help you commit a far less painful method of suicide.
  • 2012 June 2, Dent, Grace, “Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones, Sky Atlantic”, in The Independent[5], ISSN 0951-9467:
    No sane person intends to go down a path where Saturdays are spent changing from jeans to a Dothraki pelt-skin costume in the back of a Ford Focus in a Milton Keynes conference centre car-park before meeting their friend Nige (him of the egg-box dragon costume and blow-torch mouth o' fire effect) but cosplay has to start somewhere.
  • 2012 September 20, Murphy, Shaunna, “Emmy Idle Threats: Give 'Game of Thrones' Emmy Gold or I'll Give (?) a Crown of Gold”, in[6], retrieved 2012-10-12:
    So I'm going to let you in on a little secret: I also own a giant, pure-gold authentic Dothraki belt that I got on sale at Forever 21.
  • 2012 September 26, M. S., “Profiting from gridlock”, in The Economist[7], ISSN 0013-0613:
    That seems implausible and expensive in the modern economy, but maybe we could try putting Congress on the road and just sending them to a new convention centre in a different state every two years, on sort of a Mongol Golden Horde or Dothraki model.
  • 2012 October 4, BVC, “Q&A With College And Magnolia”, in Arkansas Expats[8], SB Nation, retrieved 2012-10-12:
    Jake Holland supposedly donated his lengthy tresses to Locks of Love this week. Any truth to the rumor that this is a cover up, and that he actually lost a battle and cut it in shame in the way of a Dothraki warrior?

Proper noun: artificial language designed for Dothraki in 2011 TV series Game of Thrones[edit]

  • 1996 August 6, Martin, George R. R., A Game of Thrones:
    They had no common language. Dothraki was incomprehensible to her, and the khal knew only a few words of the bastard Valyrian of the Free Cities, and none at all of the Common Tongue of the Seven Kingdoms.
  • 2010 September-October, Henry, Jim, “Dothraki and Esperanto: an interview with language creator David J. Peterson”, in Usona Esperantisto[9], ISSN 1056-0297, page 9:
    How would you say “ne al glavo sangon soifanta” (not to a sword thirsting for blood) in Dothraki?
  • 2011 June 25, Clifford, John E., “Re: [lojban] Re: How it should have been. And how it could be.”, in Google Groups: lojban[10]:
    As a further strike, Lojban is looked upon as a cult language, like Klingon and Na'vi (and maybe Dothraki -- the first results aren't in yet) and so the people who know it and could teach it are considered flakes -- or worse.
  • 2011 October 15, Rogers, Stephen D., A Dictionary of Made-Up Languages: From Adûnaic to Elvish, Zaum to Klingon— the Anwa (Real) Origins of Invented Lexicons, Avon: Adams Media, →ISBN, OL OL25273533M, page 54:
    Dothraki has four vowels.
  • 2011 December 11, Chozick, Amy, “Athhilezar? Watch Your Fantasy World Language”, in The New York Times[11], ISSN 0362-4331:
    He submitted a 180-page proposal complete with a dictionary and audio files of spoken Dothraki judged by a double-blind committee of other language creators and finally, by the executive producers. It’s not the first language Mr. Peterson has come up with. Before Dothraki, he invented 12 others.
  • 2011 December 13, Nicole, “Re: Artikolo pri konstruataj lingvoj”, in Google Groups: Esperantistoj en Aŭstralio[12]:
    It seems to me that there is a big difference between invented languages like Klingon and Dothraki and on the other hand Esperanto which can have very practical uses.
  • 2012 January 5, sunquan8094, “Dothraki Tutorial Lesson 1 - Pronouns and Present Tense”, in YouTube[13], retrieved 2012-10-23:
    Just like most other languages, Dothraki has verbs that need to be conjugated.
  • 2012 July 26, Coffey, Mitchell, “Re: Case 1 Mexican Footprints: Why Evolution is NOT Science But a”, in, Usenet[14], message-ID <>:
    What your[sic] wrote looks like either Finnish or Dothraki to me.
  • 2012 October 4, Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute, “Andy's Ancestry”, in The Office (US), season 9, episode 3, , 2:51:
    You want to learn a really impressive second language? Try Dothraki. Win over any man in my guild.
  • 2012 November 1, Wright, Laura, “UT Language Creation Society invites students to learn origins of newer languages”, in The Daily Texan[15]:
    You might be familiar with more a priori conlangs than you think: The Klingon language from the television series “Star Trek,” the Na’vi language from the movie “Avatar,” and the Dothraki language from the television series “Game of Thrones” are all examples of a priori languages.
  • 2012 November 30, Bercovici, Jeff, “It Is Known: 'Game Of Thrones' Linguist Has Coolest Job Ever”, in Forbes[16]:
    But Dothraki was a piece of cake compared to his work on “Defiance,” whose story involves seven different alien races.