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How ‘Game of Thrones’ linguist David J. Peterson became Hollywood’s go-to language guy

Peterson, who lives in Garden Grove, has done his work on “Game of Thrones” from afar, sending MP3 recordings of translated dialogue for the actors to use as reference. As security on the show became more intense, he stopped getting scripts and would just get the individual lines he needed via a web service. Sometimes he’d ask for additional context. But, he says, “I wouldn’t be surprised if they sent me red herrings just for security.”