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> >I'm no expert, but it seems to me that Chinese, spoken by 
> approximately
> >a fifth of the world's population, comes close with a CV{LC} 
> limitation
> >(where V can be a vowel or a diphthong, and {LC} is an optional final
> >consonant from a limited set -- in the Putonghua, 'n' and 'r' -- any
> >others?).
> 
> Agree.  Mandarin, by accident, not design, has almost perfect 
> SSM, as far as I can tell.  They pay for it 
> with #$%! tones and by having a claustrophibically-limited 
> set of possible syllables, and the 
> consequent host of homonyms.

This is true and just goes to show how a lot of things are a tradeoff.
You still have the possibility of a Lojbanish method of SSM but that
would be at the expense of longer words and tongue twisting consonant
clusters.  


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