Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

boojam

The Language of Braavos

3 posts in this topic

In season 5 the story will be in Braavos , looks like, more than Arya's story, tho that should be the bulk.

Re-reading Arya's chapters the Kindly Man gets so irritated with her Braavosi language skills he sends her out to live and work in the port.

I am kind of doubting David Peterson has been tasked with creating , what?, Braavosish ... that does not sound right, what the language name?

I guess we won't know until season 5.

It's interesting that Arya understands a word of Valyrian now and then, in the Braavos language. (A common happenstance in Essos.)

The show has not emphasized it but seems in the book the Westeros high born and the educated at Kings Landing court know High Valyrian , that's logical.

Besides Arya there are other major characters in GRRM's story who not only seem to understand HV but speak it too.

I always thought this was interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In season 5 the story will be in Braavos , looks like, more than Arya's story, tho that should be the bulk.

Re-reading Arya's chapters the Kindly Man gets so irritated with her Braavosi language skills he sends her out to live and work in the port.

I am kind of doubting David Peterson has been tasked with creating , what?, Braavosish ... that does not sound right, what the language name?

I guess we won't know until season 5.

It's interesting that Arya understands a word of Valyrian now and then, in the Braavos language. (A common happenstance in Essos.)

The show has not emphasized it but seems in the book the Westeros high born and the educated at Kings Landing court know High Valyrian , that's logical.

Besides Arya there are other major characters in GRRM's story who not only seem to understand HV but speak it too.

I always thought this was interesting.

Well in medieval Europe the High Borns all spoke Latin. So High Borns in Westeros speaking HV does not surprise me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Likely most highborns have studied High Valyrian, but I doubt most speak it fluently.


Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.