> Onsets:
> p t     k ∅
>  ts tS
>  s  S
> [snip]
> Codas:
> p b  t d     k g  ∅
>  m    n       N
>      l       5
>      ts  tS
>      s   S

This is actually *very* unusual: almost all languages have more onsets
than codas, and if they have segments that only occur in a coda (like
English /N/) they tend to have restricted distribution and/or fuzzy
phonemic status. You have a voice contrast and an entire nasal series
that only occurs in codas! This is far more surprising to me than
anything you mention below.

> Syllables (and here's where the notion of "syllable" gets a bit abstract,
> and the notion of "vowel" for that matter) can be "glottalized". What this
> means is that they may take an inserted /?/ (written with an apos'phe,
> alphabetically ordered after "y"). Syllables with short vowels may only take
> the /?/ between the onset and the vowel, where it is realized as ejectivity,
> for instance "p'âg" /p_>Ag/. Syllables with long vowels may take the /?/
> between the onset and the vowel ("p'ââg" /p_>A:g/) or "in the middle" of the
> vowel, where it is realised as a full glottal stop ("pâ'âg" /pA?Ag/).
> Similarly, syllables with diphthongs may take the /?/ between the onset and
> vowel ("p'âyg" /p_>Ajg/) or "in the middle" of the diphthong, in which case
> the /j/ becomes an /i/, and is likewise written "i" ("pâ'ig" /pA?ig/).

I like this, though I question what would make you analyze it this
way. Are there morphological or phonological processes that use
glottalization? If not, why wouldn't you just analyze /?/ as a segment
of its own? I also see why you want to avoid voiced stops in onset
positions--how would they handle glottalization? Of course, if /p'/
and /b/ are in complimentary position, I would be tempted to analyze
them as allophones.

> What I'm thinking of doing with this, is adding /h/ (and /_h/) as a second
> type of glottalization (written "h" and ordered between "g" and "i"). It
> occurred to me very recently that while I had the maintenance hatch open and
> my toolkit out, I could probably add something in the /X/ or /X\/ milieu to
> the mix as well -- though the only sensible remaining letter would be "r",
> ordered between "p" and "s".

Adding aspiration to the mix sounds good. Adding uvularization (is
that what you meant?) seems like overkill, but it's up to you of

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