Word of Mouth – BBC Radio 4

A series exploring the world of words and the way in which we use them, with Michael Rosen.

Why Is English So Werid?

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’?

The Art of Inventing Languages

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.

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