Another interesting language chart

rogersgeorge on February 28th, 2014

I posted a chart recently that shows languages based on shared vocabulary. This one is more traditional—It shows family relationships based on etymology. There’s a slight typo in the circle at top center. It shouldn’t have that space between Proto and Indo. I suspect he had the text box set to justified, but what do I know. (My thanks to The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)

Added bonus: Here’s a link to a site where a guy suggests that he has figured out how Proto-Indo-European sounded. It’s guesswork, but it’s an educated guess, and it’s interesting.  Our ancestors might have sounded like this.

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