En réponse à Peter Clark <[log in to unmask]>: > (I'm not quite as bad as, say, Georgian, however. Georgian is > downright > genocidal with its vowels. I mean, what language could be so cruel as > to > produce a word like "gvprckvnis"? I suppose the "v"s and "r"s are > syllabic, > but still...) > You suppose wrong! I've heard some recordings of a Georgian pronouncing various words and sentences in Georgian, including this famous word, and his pronunciation is quite clear: all consonants are pronounced, but none is syllabic. It really sounds like a single syllable with only one peak at the 'i'. Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.