This Tree Will Show You How All Languages Are Connected & It Just Makes A Lot Of Sense


Minna Sundberg has produced a really detailed infographic that expresses how all languages ​​come from a couple of groups. We explain below a little about this incredible tree.

Languages Are Connected
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The Finnish language

The first thing we notice is that Finnish comes from the family of the Uralic language and shares roots with some indigenous languages ​​in Scandinavia like Sami, despite their geographical distance.

The Finnish language
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Europe

In addition one can notice that many of the ancient languages ​​of Great Britain are united. Likewise, we can see that the whole of Europe is united through Slavic, Romance and Germanic branches.

Europe
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The size of the leaves

Also, according to the author, the size of the leaves of the tree indicates the number of people who speak the language. So we can see then how English has a lot of space occupied by leaves. And it also shows how English comes from Germanic, like German.

The size of the leaves
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Connections

Finally, we can see connections between Hindi and Urdu.

Connections
Via: Minna Sundberg

About the author

The author elaborated this infographic in order to explain how the perosnajes of its webcomic “Stand Still. Stay Silent” could be understood in spite of speaking different languages.

If you want to see more of her webcomics we invite you to visit his page: http://www.minnasundberg.fi/

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