Earthly Mission

A Beautiful Language Family Tree

A very artistic, yet linguistically precise, language family tree by artist Minna Sundberg, creator of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent (click to enlarge).

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Via ssscomic  h/t: Mental Floss



2 Comments

  1. smslån

    I am not sure where you’re getting yohr information, but ggood topic.

    I needs to spend some time learning more or understanbding more.

    Thanks ffor magnificent information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  2. Amir

    This is indeed beautiful. However a lot of information is lost here. As a native Persian speaker who knows English and a little French and Dutch, I can recognize three type of *basic* words common between Persian and these languages. Some words are common between all of them such as the numbers (e.g. 2: do, two, du, 9: noh, nine, nef, etc) , some are common between Persian and Germanic languages only (such as daughter, mother, brother) and some words are common between Persian and French (e.g. question words). I also noticed that some words are common between Persian and East European languages such as (woman, zan in Persian and zhan in Check). Since Persia is geographically far away from Europe and considering the origin of Indo-European languages which is recently proved to be the south east of Turkey, we may conclude that Iranian languages are somehow located at the main tree trunk and European languages are drawn from the root.

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