En réponse à Tim May : >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. I've listened to them, and indeed in those recordings the epenthetic schwas are definitely here. They are not the recordings I once heard (in the recordings I heard, I remember how I was surprised that "vprtskvni" was really monosyllabic. > 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). And I agree with you too. But I'd be surprised if those recordings were really from a native speaker. After all, even *I* can reproduce "vprtskvni" as a single syllable :)) . Christophe Grandsire. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr You need a straight mind to invent a twisted conlang.