Monday, June 1, 2015

An artistic language tree

On this blog we occasionally draw your attention to the overlap between the scientific world and the artistic world. The language tree shown below is from the Stand Still Stay Silent site, which describes itself as "a post apocalyptic webcomic with elements from Nordic mythology". The tree data apparently come from the Ethnologue language database.

The detail about the Nordic languages derives from the fact that the author, Minna Sundberg, is Finnish-Swedish, and the Scandinavian languages have next to nothing in common with the Finno-Ugric languages.

Posters and prints of the tree are available for purchase.

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