From: Brian M. Scott
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Brian M. Scott"We all have to rely in part on authorities: no one can know
> <bm.brian@...> wrote:
>>>> Trask's Etymological Dictionary of Basque, left
>>>> incomplete at his death, makes Basque <mintz>
>>>> 'membrane; hymen; skin' a borrowing from Romance,
>>>> probably from Aragonese <binça> 'membrane'. That rather
>>>> tends to cast doubt on a pre-Basque *bints.
>>> Actually it's the Romance word which was borrowed from
>>> Paleo-Basque and not other way around. Trask was wrong
>>> about this.
>> I know that Larry Trask was (a) one of the foremost
>> experts on Basque and (b) a competent historical
>> linguist. If you have any competence as a historical
>> linguist, you're going out of your way to hide it in your
>> posts here. I have no reason whatsoever to prefer your
>> unsupported assertion to his.
> Although authority arguments don't appeal to me,
> [...] academic Vascologists.That hole just keeps getting deeper.