Just how different is Portuguese from Hungarian? Well, we’re glad you asked because we happen to have a handy chart to illustrate the so-called lexical distance between European languages! Or rather, Teresa Elms has it over on the Etymologikon blog. Take a look at the chart — and at the more than 1,200 comments discussing the finer points of the differences between Finno-Ugric and Romance languages. [via Brave New Words]

Handy Infographic About Distances Between European Languages
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