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Filed under History, Images, Nuts & Bolts, Research, Wordless Wednesday
Tagged as Linguistic Family Tree, Old World Language Families, Wordless Wednesday
Impressive rendering! I guess the branches grew out of Babel.
That would have been an exciting event to watch, being interested in linguistics… but I guess linguists didn’t exist before that! 😉
Fascinating! I can relate to a few in the top right-hand corner. Makes one wonder about all the others: Semitics, African, Native American, Southeast Asian, Aboriginal Australian, …
Yes! I find that, speaking German and English, I’ve been able to “tune” my ear in to other Germanic languages, such as Dutch, Yiddish & Norwegian when I hang around such friends for a bit; it’s fascinating how the various languages reflect their mentalities; for instance, the thing one looks through on the telescope to find an object to focus on is called a “finder” in English, but a “Sucher” (searcher) in German…
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