> What would cause the -k- to disappear from *pl-kt-?
> (BTW Da. fletning "braid", fletværk "wickerwork")

--- In cybalist@..., Piotr Gasiorowski <piotr.gasiorowski@...>
> The merger of *kt with *t is regular in Slavic (except before *i,
when the whole cluster was palatalised: *kti > *tjI, as in *nokti- >
*notjI 'night'). In Danish, xt > t (as in nat 'night', let 'light',
ret 'right'; same in English, where only the spelling <gh> indicates
the original pronunciation), so the words you cite represent the
regular development of PGmc. *flext-.
> Piotr
Erh, yes I knew that much, already ON nátt etc (which is why I
wondered why my poor mother tongue got this reputation of
being "guttural"). Are there any documented intermediate stages of
*kt > *t in Slavic (**xt ?)?