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The most common assumption is, that they represent different types of consonants, by labialisation example: LinAB *04=TE *87=TWE.
The 'lost puppy' effect of the labialisation really only seems to have had effect on Latin and Greek.
But instead of the *u leaving behind labialisation, the *i and *e left behind palatalisation.