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Why do words starting with vu- all have alternative forms starting with vo-?

They all started out with /wo/. Then /o/ turned into /u/ in some contexts: in syllables other than the first. This mainly shows up in the last syllable of inflected words (e.g. -os, -om, -ont became -...
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