95. Verisimilitude, Helen Zaltzman for Radiotopia
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Helen Zaltzman for Radiotopia

95. Verisimilitude

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When you’re watching a fantasy or science fiction show, and the characters are speaking a language that does not exist in this world but sounds like it could - that doesn’t happen by accident, or improvisation. A lot - a LOT! - of work goes into inventing new languages that sound real. Conlanger David Peterson talks about how he created languages for HBO’s Game of Thrones.

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