A Language Tree

Writers are perforce interested in language — the one in which they write, naturally, but also in languages generally, their origins and how they relate to one another. Here is a beautiful graphic illustrating that. It’s the work of Finnish-Swedish illustrator Minna Sundberg. The full version (and a lot more by Sundberg) can be found here.

language family tree_cropped


  1. Fantastic image and very clever in the way she’s captured the distribution and the popularity of the languages. People should continue through to her site; she’s a very talented illustrator and storyteller.


    1. You’re welcome. I was quite impressed when I followed the link someone posted on a discussion list for library cataloguers. It’s wonderful how things circulate around the internet.


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