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Learning a new language is a fairly difficult task, let alone learning a fictional language. Getting the intonations and pronunciations to the point takes months of dedicated practice. An important part of a good fantasy is making sure it sets itself apart from reality, and a key component at that involves languages. The languages Dothraki and High Valyrian were fully developed solely for Game of Thrones. They were based upon the limited use of the languages in the books, by linguist David J. Peterson. He will soon be appearing in a Q&A session with Linguage, a high school student-run non-profit organization dedicated to promoting linguistics accessibility.

Linguage will host a Q&A session with Peterson on May 23rd at 3 PM EST through Zoom. However, this Q&A will more so focus on any questions about the language within the franchises and conlanging rather than the franchise itself. If you’re interested in joining, you can sign up on this link:

https://mylinguage.org/peterson/.

If you are curious, feel free to message the Redditor Hecate412 with any questions! There are a limited number of spots, so sign up while you can. Also if you’re currently a student, you’re highly encouraged to join the session.

Are you interested in taking part in the session? Talk to us in the comments below!

Creativity can be found in the most unexpected of places. The motivation to build something different often arises from an idea one loves dearly. One particular Game of Thrones fan created one of the most amazing dioramas of a medieval mini-alley in their bookshelf. And it is delightful to watch! Check it out here!

The video description shows a bookshelf packed with the five A Song of Ice and Fire books yet released. In between A Storm of Swords and A Feast for Crows, there’s a lovingly crafted medieval-style alley. It’s like peering right into Westeros.

The attention to detail in this diorama is beautiful, from the sword and shield placed at the entrance to the cobblestone pathway leading to the doorstep of the Dragon Tavern. And there’s even a little dragon in there! Creativity at its finest.

You can learn more about this project on the creator’s Kickstarter page, which gives a breakdown of costs, timeline, etc. You can even get one of these book nooks for yourself! The Wizard miniAlley gives its onlookers a mysterious illusion that the alley continues through the wall. How is this possible? The trick is the angled mirror placed at the end of the alley. But don’t tell your friends and family that too early – let them figure it out and have their minds blown with this witchcraft.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke is exploring her creativity by writing her own comics. Do you like this tiny version of Westeros-inspired alley? Talk to us in the comments below!

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