Oldest words in English?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Mon Mar 2 14:46:34 UTC 2009

At 3/1/2009 02:04 PM, Baker, John wrote:
>I'm doubtful that tin has been known long enough to be from a
>pre-Indo-European substrate.

Can't one determine from geological and archeological dating what
substrate tin comes from?


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