Letter: The first word

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Sir: The 'oldest living tongue in Europe' is neither Welsh, as D Ben Rees asserts in his obituary of the late Dyfnallt Morgan, nor Lithuanian, as claimed by Mr R A J Greenhill. Surely it is Greek. Some 60 per cent of the words Homer used in his epics are still current in Athens today.

Yours faithfully, MARK DRAGOUMIS London, SW1 26 October