Etymologist Walter William Skeat has said that 12,960 English words  in the book ” An etymological dictionary of the English language” are from Tamil language.Does this support the view that Tamil is the most probable root of English ?

Nope. The book is here An etymological dictionary of the English language : Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive, and Tamil seems to be mentioned in only 9 entries. If anyone was going to dispute the Indo-European affiliation of English, it certainly wasn’t going to be Walter William Skeat, the main and mainstream philologist of his day.

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