On Fri, 10 Nov 2000 09:15:21 -0500 Yoon Ha Lee <[log in to unmask]>
> <wry g>  I was too busy at the time to read the gemination posts and
> unfortunately missed out on that; I'll look it up sometime.  Mind if
> I
> try something along those lines (figuring out how to separate stops
> from
> each other)?  I worry about this because when I'm applying sound
> changes
> from ancestor to "modern" conlang, I'm never sure how to deal with
> syllable structure and possible consonant clusters in such a way
> that the
> descendant is actually pronounceable, which is why I tend to like CV
> structure.


I don't mind at all!
Another idea might be inserting epenthetic(?) vowels, possibly colored by
neighboring ones, so for instance:

*kbáli  >>  k@báli
*trí  >>  tIrí

Or you could just simplify clusters:

*pbali  >>  bali

Or merge consonants:

*kpud  >>  (kp)ud   (i love double-articulation!)
*tkal  >>  t<velarized>al

-Stephen (Steg)