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To supplement last week’s discussion on language evolution, I stumbled upon an Indo-European language tree posted on Jonathan Beaton’s blog. Neither Jonathan nor I know where it was published, nor what data was used to construct the tree and its relationships. So it may not be completely accurate… but it is a nifty illustration.

Just cause I’m curious on how accurate the tree is, I’ve compared to Ethnologue’s report on Indo-European languages. The general trend on language relationships are accurate but many languages are left out.

The Indo-European Branches of the Language Tree