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The Tree of modern languages

January 31, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/erikvail

But it is an Indo-European take on the evolution of languages which in a sense can be biased. The finno-ugric languages predate Germanic ones in Northern Europe. Also Finns and Estonians hold that they did not migrate to their present territories but they have been living there from times immemorial long before the arrival of Germanics . Might be that migrating Indo-Europeans tribes squeezed to North Finno-ugrics like Samis (Lapps)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MandyDieKatze

That's fantastic and fascinating. Thank you so much for sharing!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Denfisksson

Hungarian couldn't be more isolated :D Can't wait for that course to be released :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diagramchaser

Before people start to complain that this doesn't include all "old world" language families, it should be noted that this is from a webcomic set in post-apocalyptic Scandinavia in which the only known surviving languages are from these families with the specific goal of illustrating why Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish are sort of intercomprehesible and why Finnish is radically different.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Here's a link for those interested in checking out the webcomic:

http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=1


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xaghtaersis

Let them all be on duolingo one day! ( Or atleast a large number of them)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mohammed.Koudri

where is Arabic ? ( the 5th language in the world ) ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/diagramchaser

In the Afro-Asiatic family.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cypress-Station

I find it weird: Hindi is in the same language family as English, and yet Finnish and Hungarian aren't! I was really surprised to find that out recently.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doktorkampi

I love it! Thank for sharing.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/anlfay

Its so beautiful, it reminds me of the tree in Alice in wonder land.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/puhutaan

Nice one! Thanks for posting!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HeatingUp

Thanks this is so cool

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