dragginstoned, on 26 August 2011 - 10:59 AM, said:
"Valor" --- all men
"Valonoquar" --- Little Brother
"Morgulis" --- Must die
"Dolaris" --- Must serve
"Mereaxess" "Beleraion", + 1 other name of ancient dragons.
Viserion, Drogon and Rheagal for the new dragons.
Plus the word Valaryian itself.
Alot can be deduced from these little bits and it gives us 3 root words, Rules for names, and at least one verb tense.
Starting with the Root word "Val" which means man or person (since we are told that Valaryian is gender neutral)
So Valaryian means of the people, or refers to the people's language. Valor is the collective word for men or people, So "Val" means man or person.
Morgul means death or die
Dohl means serve
"is" is the ending for must... I forgot what to call a command in the future tense.
The Dragon names start to mess this up never mind Mereaxes which doesnt have an ending that fits the rest
We have the problem of changing Viserys name to Viserion to name a Dragon after him.
Same same Drogo to Drogon.
However... Rheagar -- Rheago --- Reagal? I'm a little confused
Well... me hopes some willing grad student will beg GRRM's permission to make it all work so we can enjoy it too
Well considering dracarys means dragonfire (as ingsve posted.)
We can assume rys is fire. Or A'e'rys even (making Aerys fire fetish literal!)
Unless the Ae or singular E makes it masuline whilst with Nae or an Ne makes it feminine. If thats the case then we can crack afew more words of Valyrian. (I've noted that all Targaryen names that are for females don't begin with an A, except Alysanne which appears rather atypical of naming tends.)
(I know High Valyrian was sometimes gender neutral, does it say such in all cases however?)
Maegi means wise.
And as dragginstoned said, Val being the root word for person, man, kin etc. We can start to pick apart the meaning of Targaryen names. Or atleast try. Try
being the optimum word.
Maegor. Wisdom? From wisdom?
Aerys. Of Fire (Masculine name)
Naerys. Of Fire (Feminine name)
Val. Men. Or/Ar All? So the ending of Rhaegar and Maekar. Would be 'all' or a word that is similar to it.
Hmmm... thats my attempt. What we have is so limiting. Argh :-\
Completely random guess. 'Dae' means beauty. Daena beautiful? Daenerys. beautiful fire? For all I know it could instead mean blood 'Dae'. Which I suppose would tie into the Targaryen motto.
By the way, I think Rhaego is a bastardised attempt at Dany to merge Dothraki and Valyrian together rather than it being naming convention. It just doesn't sound
Valyrian so it's probably not.
I do hope we find out what 'Baratheon' actually means in Valyrian too. If it was the named used for Valyrian bastards then that would be a rather apt foreshadowing of the events that transpired 300 years after Aegon's landing. (Joffrey et al.)