On Fri, 10 Nov 2000 09:15:21 -0500 Yoon Ha Lee <[log in to unmask]> writes: > <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. > YHL - 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) "Yáw-Yáw!"