> In Greek words with short u in two middle syllables, the second u>0.[4 syllables or more]
> This would apply to words of
> (but then analogyApparently also Latin. Middle u-u > u-0 unless the resulting
> on a nom. not affected). Apparently this is a regular rule in Greek,
> similar to Exon's Law in Latin.
> # V-u-u-V # > # V-u-_-V #
> # V-u-u-V() > # V-u-_-V()
> followed by rules simplifying the resulting clusters, also somewhat
> sim. to secondary Latin rules.
> stop>0/CC_[only two sonorants]
> CC>0 / C_C
> CC>0 / _C
> C>0 / C_C then delete C slots (0)
> stop>0/_C[not -dental then dental stops]
> then delete C and V slots (0, _)
> These rules also occur in Indo-Iranian and Celtic.
> *kankú+s > *kn,kús > *knúks 'nut'*ml,du+ 'soft'
> *kartú+s > *k(a)rtús 'strong, hard'
> *kartú+knúks > *kartuknuko+ > *karu0_ko+ >
> *pYug+ 'hit (with fist)' >*kYórupYuge+ 'hit with horns'
> púkte:s 'boxer'
> *kYóru+ > korupte:s 'head-butter'