WASHINGTON — You’ve read the books, watched the show and even have a Halloween costume stashed away.
But perhaps you are a die-hard “Game of Thrones” and want to take the addiction one step further.
Well, there’s an app for that.
iTunes has unveiled the Dothraki Companion by Random House. For just 99 cents, fans of the HBO series will learn conversational Dothraki, a fictitious language developed by former English professor David J. Peterson.
According to Apple, “The app includes interactive games, more than 300 vocabulary flashcards, comprehensive grammar summary, culture notes, and a conversational dialogue.
“The Living Language Dothraki Companion app can be used with the Living Language Dothraki book and audio course and the Living Language Dothraki Expanded Online Course for extra practice, or on its own for a comprehensive Dothraki learning experience on the go.”
Dothraki was created to sound like a combination of Arabic and Spanish, Peterson says. The language consists of more than 2,500 words but only four vowels. Dothraki is not written, and there is no expression for “thank you.”
HBO recently unveiled another method to learn the Blood Riders’ native language, which was created exclusively for the show and is not featured in the books by George R.R. Martin.
Living Language Dothraki is a 120-page coursebook that features “step-by-step guide to pronunciation, basic phrases, easy-to-follow grammar explanation and examples, extensive thematic vocabulary lists, dialogue, and exercises for reinforcement.”
It also includes a one-hour audio CD and notes about the Dothraki culture, for $19.99.
For a cheat sheet on the language, check out Dothraki.org.
And if you need a beer to go along with those lessons, Ommegang recently released their latest addition to their “Game of Thrones” collaboration.
Valar Morghulis, which translates to “All men must die” in High Valyrian, “possesses a deep chestnut brown color with a persistent and creamy tan head,” the brewery says. It has a dry finish and an 8.0 percent ABV.
It pairs well with “savory dishes, roasted lamb or beef, marinated roasts and grilled venison. Strong cheeses such as Stilton, Gorgonzola and smoked cheddar will match well against the malty body.”
Watch the video below for more on learning the guttural tongue: