The Tree Of Languages Illustrated In One Gorgeous Infographic.

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages of the world, they oftentimes use a tree metaphor. The textbook version tends to be drab and boring, however, which is why Minna Sundberg, the creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silenttook the time to create a much more imaginative version.

Arika Okrent of Mental Floss writes, “An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian).

Now, a much more enticing version of the simple tree diagram has been created. For understandable reasons, it has gone viral:

Source: https://truththeory.com/2017/08/24/tree-languages-illustrated-one-gorgeous-infographic/?utm_source=Warrior+Essence

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