3. …and starts throwing shade, which Missandei translates.
(He also urinates on the ground).
4. Well here’s the thing. The language he’s actually speaking is Low Valyrian.
And the words? Well - from an interview with linguist David Pedersen, who created the language:
“There’s a scene where the Meereenese rider is challenging Daenerys’ champion. He’s shouting and Nathalie Emmanuel [Missandei] is translating – but she’s not translating what he’s saying. He’s actually saying a Low Valyrian translation of the French guy’s insults in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. That was [series creator] Dan Weiss’s idea and it was so hilarious that I had to do it.”
5. That’s right.
As Pedersen says: “Right after that episode aired, I was getting tweets like, ‘Is he saying a “your momma” joke?’ Close…But no, he’s actually starting out with, ‘Your mother is a hamster.’”
6. Here’s the scene:
7. And here’s the Holy Grail scene.