In a recent article Dr. C. H. Gordon claims to have read some Semitic words on the Linear A tablets. Unfortunately two of his word recognitions are vitiated by starting from a wrong reading of the Linear A text, while others fail to match meaning with context. Nor does he attempt to identify any grammatical characteristics of the language. Nevertheless though the article may be often wrong in detail it may be right in general conclusion. Linear A may still represent a Semitic language. The question is worth examination.