The Sentence Structure Of Dothraki, Diagrammed

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We know what Dothraki sounds like, but what does it look like? Here's the syntax of some of your favorite Dothraki sentences — including "I will not honor you thus" and the slightly alarming "I saw the man that you killed" — diagrammed by the language's creator.

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Commenter mxyzptlk tipped us to the diagrammed sentence telling us: "A while back I asked the linguist who invented Dothraki, David J. Peterson, if he'd diagram some Dothraki dialog for me. And he did, because he's awesome."

Here's Peterson's diagram — along with some accompanying explanation for just how it works from a linguistic level:

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Curtis Hart

Pfft...

Everyone knows it's 'ochomok' before 'anha', except after 'mahrazhes'.