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Talk the Talk: The Longest Word

Tuesday 11th June / posted by Daniel Midgley Ben Ainslie

The longest word in German is no more.

It was a 63-letter word to describe a law governing beef testing. But don’t worry; there are a lot of long German words to take its place. What allows German words to attain such a monstrous size? Are other languages like this? And what’s the longest word in English?

Linguist Daniel Midgley explains why size matters on this episode of Talk the Talk.

Play Episode 123: The Longest Word

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