Duolingo Has Created a Course for “High Valyrian” the Dragon Language From Game of Thrones

Having already delighted Trekkie fans with their course on the Klingon language from Star Trek, the language learning app Duolingo has created a course on “High Valyrian” the magical dragon language from HBO’s Game of Thrones.

Spoken by numerous characters, most notably star Emelia Clark as her role as the “Mother of Dragons,” Daenerys Targaryen, the language course was created in partnership with HBO in time for the spin-off prequel series.

With more than 150 additional words included in the recent update to the course, it’s by far the fastest way to talk your way through a Comic Con Game of Thrones panel, or watch the show in the off chance that your television’s resolution is messed up and the subtitles appear below the level of the screen.

It’s probably one of the only language courses anyone will actually finish on Duolingo, but it’s not all gibberish, it was created by David Peterson, whose career was built by inventing fictional languages for series like the Thor films, Dune, and others.

When partnering with George R. R. Martin, he had just two phrases to start with, “all men must die,” and “all men must serve.” From there Peterson created more than 2,000 words and arranged them as a course on Duolingo.

It’s a different sort of experience learning a language that was invented a few years ago, and fans of the show or books will surely delight in it.