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Re: mang(w)a (was: Grie Ka #2)

From:Anton Sherwood <bronto@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 19, 2001, 8:09
Muke Tever wrote:
> Well, I think {chakram} (or {chakra}) was /c@kr@m/ (with a palatal > stop), which couldn't match with anything in Greek (or TV's English). > The author appears to sidestep how he thought the Greeks pronounced it. > My guess is it would use a /t/, because most of the things that > correspond to palatalization in Greek seem to produce /t/, such as > the outcomes of *kwe- (> /te/), *kwi- (> /ti/), *pj- (> /pt/)...
according to AHD, *kw(e)-kwl-o- > Skt <cakra-> Grk <kuklo-> (it does seem anomalous) Eng <wheel> -- Anton Sherwood --