A previous post Lexical Distance Diagram in 3D pondered how to show the relationship between languages by adding the factor time. apparently, those thoughts are not new. In 1979 D.A. Levin drew a concept illustration how to show an evolution. Below an adaptation by M.W. Strickberger from 1990.
Strickberger, M.W. (1990): Evolution. Jones and Bartlett, Boston.
- This Illustration was found at the HWRG-Blog post Illustrating Language History.
- Levin, D.A. (1979) Hybridization: An evolutionary perspective. Stroudsburg, PN: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross