Let’s start with a question:
Can you say ‘Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis?’
It’s the longest word in most English dictionaries. But like many medical words it comes from Ancient Greek. Along with Latin, these so called “dead languages” are very much alive and kicking in medical voiceover narration. In fact, did you know that almost three quarters of medical terminology derives from Ancient Greek or Latin?
So if you’re casting for a project or explainer video, particularly one that is aimed at specialists in their field, you need someone who knows what they’re talking about. Have a listen to the demo below.
I may not be an expert in carrying out medical procedures, but I have a great understanding of the words and language which are used to describe them.
I’ve studied Latin and ancient Greek, and so I know that the words anaemic, haemophilia and leukaemia relate to blood. Or that encephalitis or cephalometry will have something to do with our heads.
Oh yes, that long word at the top of the page? Click the play button below: