Linguist Shares Translation For a Game of Thrones Prayer

By Maryann Yin 

GOT Blue Logo 200 (GalleyCat)David Peterson has become well-known as the linguist and “conlanger” who developed two languages for the Game of Thrones series: dothraki and valyrian.

HBO recently aired the second installment of season six, “Home.” During this episode, a high valyrian prayer was spoken for a resurrection ritual.

Peterson has posted the words and English translation of this magical plea on his tumblr page. Here’s an excerpt:

Zȳhys ōñoso jehikagon Āeksiot epi, se gīs hen sȳndrorro jemagon.
“We ask the Lord to shine his light, and lead a soul out of darkness.”

For those who want a quick summary of the story that unfolded in the “Home” episode, follow this link to watch a recap video. To learn more about conlangs, click here to view an animated TED-Ed lesson. (via Mashable)