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Quoting JS Bangs <[log in to unmask]>:

[writing of weird languages:]
> E.g. Georgian's consonant clusters, those three
> OSV languages, Berber's syllabic stops, the "monster raving loony
> language", etc.

Although it should be mentioned that these Berber syllabic stops
are only phonologically, not phonetically, syllabic.  (Whatever it
might mean to be phonetically syllabic.) There is an audible, but
very short, schwa in words with them.

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