A series exploring the world of words and the way in which we use them, with Michael Rosen.
Michael Rosen hears why our language is messy from linguist Arika Okrent. Why do we say ‘I climbed’ not ‘I clomb’? Why is there a ‘p’ in ‘receipt’? Why is ‘of’ spelled with a ‘f’?
How does one go about inventing a language? David J. Peterson, who made up the Dothraki and Valyrian languages for fantasy series Game of Thrones, joins Michael to discuss.