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David Peterson
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Attended University of California, Berkeley
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The Dothraki word for "human head" is nhare. :)

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I am officially in Horsham. #LCC6 #conlang

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I envy the people who managed to make it to LCC6.
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Me and Taj. More later after I've slept. #APOGEE

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The cat and I are gearing up to watch #The100 1 more hour West Coast!

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Hahaha, the cat seems irritated about having his picture taken :D
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Here's a talk I gave at Google last week while very sick. Drink plenty of fluids and enjoy! #conlang   #linguistics   #gameofthrones   #Dothraki  
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Thanks for replying, and for the link. Alas, I'm going to be a ways away from all of them.

If it wasn't for school, I would love to join you in India though.
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What do I do with my sunglasses?! WILL SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME WHAT I'M SUPPOSED TO DO WITH MY SUNGLASSES?!??

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That was taken in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and that weather got me sick! I'm just getting better now. But it was a fun trip. :)
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Nice job. :)
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One of the people in this picture is pregnant. The other one is me. Khalakka/i dothrae mra me! :) @ThisAllegra

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Баяр хүргэе!
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Just posting because I'm pleased with my hair right now. Before long it will become overlong and unruly and will need to be cut. Not yet.

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Couldn't fit him all in one photo!

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Roman found a way into my present.

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^ Hahaha!
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Mailing these bad boys out today. @LL_Dothraki #conlang

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Tagline
Language creator, writer and artist (in quotes). http://davidjpeterson.co/
Introduction
I'm a language creator, writer and reader. I'm the creator of the Dothraki language for HBO's Game of Thrones, and the alien language and culture consultant on Syfy's Defiance and the CW's Star-Crossed. I also work as a language creator on Syfy's Dominion.
Bragging rights
Petted a lion cub.
Education
  • University of California, Berkeley
    English and Linguistics, 1999 - 2003
  • University of California, San Diego
    Linguistics, 2003 - 2005
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Gender
Male
Birthday
January 20
Relationship
Married
Other names
Dave
Work
Occupation
Language Creator
Employment
  • Syfy
    Alien Language and Culture Consultant, 2011 - present
  • HBO
    Language Creator, 2009 - present
  • North Orange County Community College District
    Adjunct Faculty (English), 2006 - 2009
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Currently
Orange County
Previously
Garden Grove, CA - Santa Ana, CA - Berkeley, CA - San Diego, CA - La Jolla, CA - Fresno, CA - San Pedro, CA - Anaheim, CA - Stanton, CA