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Joe Hill wrote:
> If PIE /k_w/ turns to PG /x_w/ or /h_w/, surely, PIE /k_wetwores/
> should come out as /x_wiTwores/ instead of /fiTwores/ Or am I
> completely wrong?

There's a lot of analogic contamination between the numerals; it would
appear that Germanic `4' borrowed its initial consonant from `5'.

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