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David J. Peterson

David J. Peterson David J. Peterson is a conlanger (language creator), and has been creating languages for fun for more than ten years. In 2009, he was hired to create the Dothraki language for HBO's Game of Thrones, an adaptation of George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series.

David was born in Long Beach and has lived most of his life in Southern California. He studied English and Linguistics at UC Berkeley, and then matriculated to UC San Diego where he received a Master's degree in Linguistics. In 2007, he was a founding board member of the Language Creation Society, and now serves as President. As a conlanger, he specializes in the creation of naturalistic languages and orthographies

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