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04/10/2013

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dw

English "wheel" and Sanskrit "chakra" are also cognates, with zero letters in common! Both derive from Proto-Indo-European *kʷekʷlos by fairly regular sound laws:

The "ch" of "chakra" corresponds to the initial /h/ of wheel (now only pronounced in a few accents, but preserved in the spelling.

The "r" of "chakra" corresponds to the "l" of "wheel".

goofy

http://bradshawofthefuture.blogspot.ca/2007/12/chakra-and-wheel.html

goofy

Just to clarify, the Proto-Celtic *wlana didn't become Latin lāna. Latin lāna is derived from an earlier *wlana that just happens to look the same as the Proto-Celtic form.

Peter Harvey

Thank you, dw for the info and goofy for the clarification.

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