En réponse à Robert B Wilson <[log in to unmask]>: > > yes, fricatives can be syllable peaks (isn't [R] a fricative?) > Indeed. But it's also a rhotic, and in this respect behaves nearly like an approximant (indeed, in my French idiolect the |r| is very often pronounced as an uvular approximant rather than fricative). Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.