A Hindu historian named Mazumdar said in his Hindu History that English was just a screwed up version of Sanskrit. German is also closely related to Sanskrit.
English often hides the way many words should sound. For instance, Caesar should really be pronounced as Kaiser; the same with the Russian Czar.
It is strange how ancient words can often hang on for centuries. For instance, once in a while, we still call an old man an old geezer.