[tied] Re: searching for common words for all today's languages
> Because loans are easier to identify when contemporaneous
> evidence from both source and borrower is available.
It is unlikely that a language would borrow a word for "water" from
another language. G & R's methods are undoubtedly more speculative
than IELs', but the words they have found are very basic. Water is #
150 on the Swadesh list.