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Valyrian - The Next Big Language Trend?

23rd May 2019

Millions of people out there seem keen to learn Valyrian, the fictitious language popularised in award-winning TV series Game of Thrones.

When it comes to creative translation, there’s nothing quite like working with a language that doesn’t even exist! But it seems as though this might perhaps become a reality one day, with millions of people out there now seemingly keen to learn Valyrian, the fictitious language popularised in award-winning TV series Game of Thrones.

Apparently, 1.2 million people have now signed up to get to grips with the lingo on language-learning app Duolingo, according to the Daily Mail - although it shouldn’t necessarily take too long to learn, since there are only around 2,000 official words to Valyrian as it stands at the moment.

In the UK right now, 100,000 people have signed up to take a course in High Valyrian, which - interestingly - is more than the number of people who speak traditional languages like Scottish Gaelic and Irish.

Of course, it’s unlikely that Valyrian will ever really catch on as a universal language but it’s certainly interesting to hear that people are keen to learn fictitious tongues. And you never know when you might need translation support for something a little bit out of left field!

In the meantime, if you have translation work to be carried out that’s perhaps a little more on the typical side, get in touch with us here at Conversis to find out how we can help.

We always strive to ensure that our clients’ messages are just as persuasive in foreign markets as they are at home and were able to provide high-quality translation and first-class project management to help support you and your business today.