Learning High Valyrian

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So you are interested in Learning High Valyrian. Perhaps you aim to become a speaker some day or you just want to learn some phrases. Well, you have come to the right place. This wiki is a collection of all that is known publicly about the language and it is intended to work as the main platform for people interested in learning the language.

At this point in time we are still in the process of finding out all the details about the language so a lot of information is not yet available but it will get added continuously as we learn more.

This page will serve as a starting point and will have links to all the other pages that contain detailed descriptions of the grammar and vocabulary of the High Valyrian language.

The first thing you might want to do is to check out the Valyrian Speakers and Learners Registry to find other people who are also interested in learning to speak High Valyrian.

Contents

Tutorials

Start here if you are not comfortable with just jumping into High Valyrian's linguistics first.

Tutorial

Phonology

To learn a language you don't only need to know the words and how to use them, you also need to know how to pronounce them.

Phonology

Phonotactics

Audio sources

Word Formation

How new words are derived from old ones

Derivational Affixes

Grammar

Learning a language isn't just about learning the words. It is also important to know how to use these words to make understandable sentences.

Gender

'Gender' in linguistics does not necessarily mean 'sex', and this is especially true of High Valyrian. High Valyrian has four genders.

Gender

Number

'Number' in the grammatical sense refers to singular and plural. High Valyrian has two additional grammatical numbers: collective, and paucal.

Number

For numerals, see below.

Nouns

Much like Latin, High Valyrian has 8 noun cases, 6 declensions and 4 degrees of plurality!

Noun Cases

Noun Declensions

Pronouns

Pronouns

Verbs

Indicative and Subjunctive moods

Verb Conjugation, by tense

Verb Tables, by stem type

Verbal Prefixes

Adjectives

Adjectives

Adverbs

Adverbs

Adpositions

Adpositions

Numerals

Number system


For grammatical number, see above.

Other word classes

Other word classes


Syntax

How to make the various grammatical pieces fit together.

Syntax

Word Order

Vocabulary

Word Groups

There are also two unofficial dictionaries (High Valyrian to English and vice versa) that we compile. These are still being worked on, and are not ready yet. In the meantime, a preliminary dictionary has been compiled based on the vocabulary page for High Valyrian. It can be viewed and downloaded here (external link to Google Drive). Note that this version may contain errors in formatting, and is a slightly reduced form of the wiki page.

Case studies: (coming soon)

Specific uses

All languages have their own distinct way they are used that depends on the culture of the people that are speaking the language. This creates specific uses for words that can only really be understood in the context of a specific culture.

Idioms and Phrases

Lyrical Tradition

Corpus Sentences

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