Valyrian is one of the fictional languages in Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire. Duolingo offers a course in High Valyrian; David J. Peterson, who created both Dothraki and Valyrian is said to be one of the contributors.

However, are there any other resources for learning High Valyrian, either online or in print?

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The most contributed-to resources seem to be the Valyrian Wiki. There are several useful links on the Wiki: the High Valyrian Corpus, the High Valyrian Phonology, the High Valyrian Vocabulary, Valyrian Historical Linguistics, the Astapori Valyrian Phonology, and the Astapori Valyrian Vocabulary page.

The Academy of High Valyrian is a twenty-video YouTube playlist that begins with a basic introduction to the language and goes through more advanced grammatical concepts.

The Learn Dothraki and Valyrian forum seems to be an active place to ask questions about the language as well.

  • The forum seems abandoned now.
    – Tommi
    Commented Jun 9, 2020 at 11:36

Things have changed in the years following fi12's answer (and again since I first wrote this answer).

David Peterson (DJP) uploaded his work on a Reddit AMA. This contains:

The Academy of High Valyrian is still the best series of videos about HV, although if you want the pronunciation (and more than the absolute basics), DJP himself made the audio (as well as the content) for the Duolingo course.

The forum is no longer in use, as we've instead migrated to a (more general) server on Discord named The Languages of Ice and Fire. There's also a Facebook group, Duolingo High Valyrian Learners.

In addition, I've also made a few resources. They're not quite as up-to-date as the Wiki, but they're not far behind. I will update these when time permits, but that could be a while away:

  • A Dictionary, available in word, pdf, access database and csv formats.
  • I used this to create a Decks/Memrise course. (there are a few others available, although they are much smaller in size)
  • This was also used as the dictionary in a Discord bot called Merlin2.

The links I've emboldened are the ones I view as the most important.

As a bonus, if you want to read through more detailed explanations and some details about how the language was created, DJP also made a series of blog posts over the years, where he still holds the occasional Haiku competition.

1 For full disclosure, I'm one of the editors

2 Created by Sorcerertech, also has a Klingon dictionary

There used to be a Valyrian Wiki (aka. The Tongues of Ice and Fire Wiki). However, this has since been superceeded by DJP's own Wiki. There's also a previous Discord server, Valyrio Udrir, but for a variety of reasons, we now mostly use the Languages of Ice and Fire server mentioned above.

  • Thanks a lot! :-)
    – Tsundoku
    Commented Jun 7, 2020 at 10:23
  • It looks like the discord link doesn't work anymore. Also, as of the time of this comment, dothraki.com is down. Commented Jul 18, 2021 at 18:40
  • @CurtisShipley Ah yeah, I forgot to edit this answer, sorry - I'll edit/update it properly this evening, but essentially DJP's Wiki is now the only Wiki, as we've migrated from the original one Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 9:10
  • @CurtisShipley I've updated the answer to mention the new Discord Server (although I don't know what happened that the link to the previous one, which still exists, stopped working), fixed the paragraph about DJP's Wiki and moved the old Wiki to a note at the bottom Commented Jul 19, 2021 at 16:17
  • Wow, thank you so much. Especially for the dictionaries. Duolingo used to have a dictionary for Valyrian but no more (even back when it existed, I figured it out by modifying the url to the Spanish dictionary).
    – nink
    Commented Jun 27, 2022 at 17:30

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