As part of the fantasy world of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke has mastered the Dothraki language to play Daenerys Targaryen. The actress explained the language during a visit to Late Night With Seth Meyers.
As Clarke reveals, the Dothraki language is a real language and not just words she makes up on set. “You can study it,” she says, before explaining that linguist David Peterson created the language for the show.
She went on to explain the process of rehearsing the language for the show, getting the script in English first and then later getting a mp3 with the Dothraki version. She even admitted that sometimes she may even mess up the language on camera, mostly because most of the crew don’t know if it’s wrong or not.
To later emphasize how one can master the language, Clarke teased an off-camera moment where she decided to sing Hanson’s hit “Mmmbop” in the language and sang it for Meyers. “I can’t stress how much less catchy that is,” the host said.
For those who want to learn how to officially speak Dothraki, a conversational language course is available in book and CD form. Peterson wrote Living Language Dothraki: A Conversational Language Course as well.Watch here for a ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 refresher course on who’s who and what’s happening from Westeros to the Wall.