Travel with your Language
Rather a lovely way of presenting the wonderful richness that is language as it travelled the Globe.
The Old World Language Families infographic from Stand Still Stay Silent Comic shows the “roots” of our modern languages. Follow each language’s path from bush to roots and discover how closely languages are related to each other.
Language trees for the language lovers! I’ve gathered pretty much all the data for this from ethnologue.com, which is an awesome well of information about language families. And if anyone finds some important language missing let me know! (Naturally most tiny languages didn’t make it on the graph, aww. There’s literally hundreds of them in the Indo-European family alone and I could only fit so many on this page, so most sub-1 mil. speaker languages that don’t have official status somewhere got the cut.)
Fantastic illustration that visualizes the evolution of all the modern languages! It’s a complex design that is intended for readers to dive deep and explore.
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Stonehenge under the hammer
Stonehenge under the hammer: stones sold 100 years ago for £6,600
On 21 September 1915 a barrister – sent to auction by his wife to buy some chairs – bought one of the world’s most important historical sites
A flower festival commemorating 800 years since the Magna Carta was signed is being held at Salisbury Cathedral.
The Magna Flora display features more than 30,000 blooms prepared by about 500 flower arrangers, including many from the local diocese.
A tribute to the Queen's reign as longest serving monarch and a panel depicting the 25 barons of Runnymede are included in the floral showcase.
The festival is due to run at the cathedral from Tuesday until Sunday.
It has been masterminded by internationally-renowned floral judge and 2009 Chelsea Gold medallist Michael Bowyer, with Pam Lewis and Angela Turner.
Hot off the iToursInternational press and here to give you a real taste of the country, it's customs, quirks, traditions and anomalies, with the necessary historical background and a lot of smiles on the way.