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The Tree of modern languages

January 31, 2015

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

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

January 31, 2015

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)

January 31, 2015

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

This is gorgeous!

January 31, 2015

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

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

January 31, 2015

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.

January 31, 2015

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

February 1, 2015

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

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

February 1, 2015

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

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

February 1, 2015

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

In the Afro-Asiatic family.

February 1, 2015

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.

February 1, 2015

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

I love it! Thank for sharing.

January 31, 2015

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

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

February 1, 2015

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

Nice one! Thanks for posting!

February 1, 2015

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

Thanks this is so cool

February 3, 2015
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