Poor Daenerys Targaryen. As one of the last Targaryens, she is one of the few Westerosi who can still speak High Valyrian. But soon a whole new generation of speakers will exist — but in the real world, not Westeros — thanks to Duolingo.
The language learning app has been working on a High Valyrian course for the last eight months and on Thursday, July 13, the beta will finally go public.
Developed by language specialist David J. Peterson — who also developed Dothraki for the HBO series — High Valyrian was once a dominant language in Westeros but is now mostly used only by scholars and the Red Priests.
High Valyrian isn’t the only fictional language making its way to Duolingo; Trekkies will be able to take Klingon lessons sometime in August.