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BORN: January 20, 1981
BIRTHPLACE: Long Beach, CA
HEIGHT: 5'8"
Significant Other: Erin Peterson
ON WHOSAY SINCE: Mar 27, 2014
HOMETOWN: Garden Grove, CA
CURRENT LOCATION: Santa Ana, CA

5 Things You Didn't Know About Me

  • My first job was at a Togo's sandwich shop.
  • I have a black belt in Taekwondo (first degree).
  • I had four major surgeries on my hands and feet before I was six.
  • I've written three novels; published none of them.
  • I'm a diehard Phoenix Suns fan. I hate John Paxson.

BIOGRAPHY

David J. Peterson is a language creator, writer and language consultant. He earned BAs in English and Linguistics from UC Berkeley in 2003 and an MA in Linguistics from UC San Diego in 2005. He's worked as a language consultant on HBO's Game of Thrones, Syfy's Defiance, Syfy's Dominion, the CW's Star-Crossed, and Marvel's Thor: The Dark World. He's created the Dothraki, Valyrian, Irathient, Castithan, Indojisnen, Sondiv and Shiväisith languages, among others. He's completed a course book on Dothraki called Living Language Dothraki, on sale October 14, 2014, and is currently working on a book on the subject of language creation for Penguin.

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