(I've already sent this message back to Eddy once by mistake, because his reply-to header points to him rather than the list. But it's meant to go to the list, so here it is.) Eddy Ohlms wrote at 2004-01-06 22:13:37 (-0600) > > It's supposed to be. I have no way of verifying that, of course, > > nor how representative the pronunciation of that particular > > speaker might be. I've heard elsewhere that such epenthesis does > > occur in Georgian. > > I'd love to have recording of it. Where can I find it? As I said, I can't find the site I originally downloaded them from. So rather than mail them to anyone interested, I've put them online here: http://mysite.freeserve.com/butsuri/clusters/clusters.html Christophe, you might want to listen to these and see if they sound less monosyllabic than the recording you heard. It might be that we just have different tolerances for what we perceive as a pure cluster (Tristan, who I sent them to before, agrees with my impression).