A map showing the branches of the worlds language families by country.
Do to the sheer diversity of languages, especially in Africa, the language branches are not all 'equal', that is while some of them are themselves 1st level branches of a Language Family, some of them are much further down (ex. 6th level division) due to differing levels of linguistic diversity.
Please note that determining language families and clasifications among the linguistic community is not clear, especially in Africa, as such their are quite a few cases where their is debate over language classification, as such I have tried to use the most widely supported theories with the exception of Altaic, which as a language family has a high degree of disagreement over its scope; in the case of Altaic I have only included Turkic and Mongolic (accepted by all as members of it) but have not included Korean or Japanese, which are sometimes included, but do not have widespread support for said inclusion.
The map is of native languages/mother languages, not languages known overall, which would grealty change things due to the fact many countries (especially in Africa) are Multilingual with people learning French, English or others as second languages.
Additionally while it's to small to do so Singapore should be striped Sinitic and Germanic, as Chinese (49.9%) and English (32.3%) as a combined 80% of the population speaks one of the two as a first language.
A map showing the predominant language families of the world by country. This map is a companion to my Language Family and Branches Map.
1. Due to the sheer amount of linguistic diversity their is not always universal agreement among linguists on where certain languages or language branches fit or, in some cases on the existence of Language Families as such I have tried to go with the theories that have the widest support with the exception of Altaic (the existence of which is debated itself), that is the Japanic and Koreanic families are included in the Altaic language family by many proponents, however it is in my opinion that this is in folly and as such I count them as language isolates.
2. While it's to small to do so Singapore should be striped Sino-Tibetan and Indo-European as the two families combined represent first languages spoken by more than 80% of Singapores population.
I got a better camera phone and I've also added a ton more pages, so I figured I should update this. Please forgive any grammar errors and stuff. >> I think it's up to almost 100 pages now! It's about 85% done I think..
And now for something uber nerdy and weird. For the past year or so I've been building my own Hunter journal. Inspired by the show Supernatural and the games, World of Darkness and Changeling but it's insides contain different origins of creatures and stuff. I just wanted to do a journal filled with information on all kinds of creatures and monster in mythology. I've taken photos of a few of my favorite pay layouts. There's a lot of actual journal entries written by my journals protagonist, Susan. I have written out probably 5 or 6 specific hunts that I'm not going to take photos of because I cannot write for crap and it's embarrassing. >_> I will say some of those pages are cool because I've made up lots of different props with photos, death certificates, fake business cards, fake newspaper articles with actual ads on the back so it looked like it was actually torn from a real paper, etc. I went overboard in other words. I should have spend the gluing and taping and amount of research I did on this thing for actual drawing. @_@
Anyhoo here you go. If anyone can read any of this and say "Hey, that's not true!" please remember that most of these I added my own spin on and dammit it's my own fake monster journal, I'll write what I want >_>
Man this was a pain. Not even sure why I picked this one. No real connection with him. But I'm decorating my room with my Perler work, and I thought it would be cool to have a cannon-backed robot dinosaur on my wall. Lol. Let me know what you think.