In Game of Thrones the Dothraki language came to the spotlight with Khal Drogo and Dany. Now, Peterson is offering a course on language development via a summer class at UC Berkeley. According to the Seirra Sun Times, this is Peterson’s project to return and share his own passion for the creation of language.
“In this case, students are going to be learning how to create a naturalistic language. These are languages that attempt as nearly as possible to replicate the quirks and idiosyncrasies of natural languages, those that have evolved naturally on Earth. It’s not going to focus on the creation of alien languages, or auxiliary languages, or parody languages.”
Peterson describes the course he’ll be teaching as an art course, where he aims to help students understand better the basics of linguistics.