On Tue, Feb 06, 2001 at 01:28:56AM -0500, Roger Mills wrote: [snip] > My bugaboos: uvular trill, and tones. Mine: any kind of trill, except bilabial; and long consonant clusters (I don't think I'll ever go near Georgian :-P). Tones are no problem for me, but I have "unfair" advantage 'cos I know two tonal languages. Non-Sinitic tones may be difficult for me, though; but I haven't attempted to learn any of those langs yet (eg., Vietnamese). T -- Fact is stranger than fiction.