Charles Darwin, “The Origin of Species“, 1859 was also the topic of an earlier blog post.
Here I present: Carl Darling Buck, “Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Languages of Indo-European”, 1949 which was a thesaurus of words of the Indo-European (Hindi, English & other languages) family. Shown above is the English word “Fire” from the dictionary with synonyms from the other languages. This thesaurus consists of about 1,000 words and is useful in linguistic analysis of this language family.
Indo-European is 445 living languages; and, 3/4 of these languages are Indic. Indo-European is spoken by nearly 1/2 of the World population today. English, Spanish & Hindi are Indo-European languages. With Chinese, these three (English, Spanish & Hindi) are the four most spoken languages in the World.
Following Charles Darwin, “The Origin of Species”, 1859 linguistic science studied languages as an evolutionary process.