Sunday, November 14

Romance within Indo-European

I liked this extensive tree detailing the origins of each language family within Indo-European, created collaboratively on Wikipedia. Of interest to this site, certainly, is the Italic branch from which was born Latin, and subsequently, the Neo-Latin, or Romance, tongues; this part is highlighted below.

From Wikipedia:
Partial tree of Indo-European languages.
  • Branches are in order of first attestation; those to the left are Centum, those to the right are Satem.
  • Languages in red are extinct.
  • White labels indicate categories / un-attested proto-languages.


John Cowan said...

I assume that the first-level branches are not meaningful. Surely Germanic and Tocharian aren't meant to be near neighbors!

Antonio Marko said...

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