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Talk: On Designing Languages for Would-Be Worlds

Authored by The Arts Institute
Posted: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 13:56

David J. Peterson is the one of the world’s most famous language creators. He has invented languages for various films and TV programmes. David created a language for Walt Disney film Thor: The Dark World, and is the creator of the Dothraki language for HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones.

He invented the language Vōv, used in Eduardo R. Miranda's opera Lampedusa and also wrote the libretto. In this talk David reveals how he creates authentic, naturalistic languages. He will also introduce Vōv and Lampedusa's libretto.

Event Date

Friday, February 22, 2019 - 19:00 to 20:30


Jill Craigie Cinema, Roland Levinksy Building, University of Plymouth, PL4 8AA