Bryan Cogman continues to share with us his diary entries from the shoot. This time he reports from Manikata on Malta, which is doubling as the village of the Lhazareen, the docile sheepherding people. According to our information, the scenes there were shot some time towards the end of October.
MANIKATA, Malta – Man, it’s hot today. And the flies! The flies are showing me no mercy. What is it about me that attracts these creatures?? Today we’re in a small, picturesque farming village called Manikata, which has been transformed into the Village of the Lhazareen. I’m here with the Dothraki horde; they’ve just raided the village and are looting it for spoils. Typical Tuesday at ‘Game of Thrones’ really.
He goes on to note the curious fact that the lines in these scenes are almost entire in the Dothraki language, which was fully developed for the purpose of the show by David J. Peterson. Cogman provides a line spoken by Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo) to an insubordinate warrior:
Eyél várthasoe she ilekaán ríkhoya arrekaán vékha vósi yeroón vósma tolórro!
Hear Me Roar: Those who follow the details on the Dothraki language closely will have recognized the word tolorro which refer to bones, and appears in the place name Vaes Tolorro, the ruined ‘city of bones’ in the Red Lands desert (compared to Vaes Dothrak, the ‘city of the Dothraki’). We have so far caught a few glimpses of the Lhazareen village set in the videos. Here are three links to the relevant screencaps, courtesy of Ran at Westeros.org: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3.