Aedan Stormrage

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  1. If you want to learn High Valyrian, check out: http://bit.ly/QQCkxe

  2. Dotrakhi is Turkish

    You are confusing what Martin created, the small number of words in the books with David Peterson's Dothraki language. For example "anha" was created by Martin, not Peterson, also khal and arakh. Undoubtedly Martin had "Khan" in the back of his mind when creating "Khal" at least to hint at that. He read and took inspiration from history, let's not forget. Then you have David Peterson who incorporated a lot of words and who took inspiration from Arabic, Turkish and many other languages, for instance Russian, but inspiration doesn't mean it's just that language.
  3. Requests

    From David Peterson's twitter account: "Just heard my first bit of Astapori Valyrian. Extraordinarily pleased. So he referred to it as "Astapori Valyrian", hinting that in fact there will be different kinds of Valyrian!!
  4. References and Homages

    Where does it say Excalibur was forged from meteor?
  5. References and Homages

    I think we are deviating a little from the idea of this thread. The idea is to find relatively plausible references or homages to other works or authors, not to look for any kind of similarity to anything else... that's just trivia...
  6. References and Homages

    I don't think that even counts as an homage... Drogo is a well-known name in real life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Champagne http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Metz http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Brittany http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Mantes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drogo_of_Hauteville http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Drogo So... it's a pretty known germanic name.
  7. References and Homages

    Yes, that's from Suetonius' account on Caligula: He often inveighed against all the senators alike, as adherents of Sejanus and informers against his mother and brothers, producing the documents which he pretended to have burned,54 and upholding the cruelty of Tiberius as forced upon him, since he could not but believe so many accusers. He constantly tongue-lashed the equestrian order as devotees of the stage and the arena. Angered at the rabble for applauding a faction which he opposed, he cried: "I wish the Roman people had but a single neck," The context is quite appropriate.
  8. The sphynx is the riddle, not the riddler!

    Sorry, but what is PtwP and AA?
  9. The sphynx is the riddle, not the riddler!

    Where does all this info come from? Also the Dreamer was Daenys, not Daenerys...
  10. The sphynx is the riddle, not the riddler!

    The fact that sphinxes come in pair in fact does not prove that they are genderless but the opposite, that they do show gender! We only know that the word "dragon" has no gender in Valyrian, and that dragons are neither male nor female. We have nothing saying that the same happens to sphinxes.
  11. The sphynx is the riddle, not the riddler!

    Why do you think of the sphinx as dual gender? In fact, the only Valyrian sphinx had a female and a male... There's nothing that suggests that sphinxes have both genders as seems to be the case with dragons... (also it's not lion, hawk, serpent, but lion, hawk, human)
  12. The sphynx is the riddle, not the riddler!

    You all seem to forget that in Feast for Crows Lazy Leo describes the sphinx as: a human face, the body of a lion, the wings of a hawk. A Hawk, not a raven, not a dragon, not even a bat, a hawk.
  13. The sphynx is the riddle, not the riddler!

    Actually... that's a "Valyrian sphinx" not a regular sphinx. Check the Feast for Crows Prologue. Lazy Leo describes the sphinx as: a human face, the body of a lion, the wings of a hawk.
  14. The sphynx is the riddle, not the riddler!

    Well, basically a sphinx is a griffin with a woman's face. And also we do have two characters named Griffin, both Jon Con and Aegon, the young Griffin.
  15. References and Homages

    Could you give any example?