I'm having one or two troubles with the pronunciation of my conlang. Each individual sound in itself is perfectly easy to pronounce, as are most of the words. However, when I start adding affixes for case, number, tense, mood, etc etc the whole thing starts becoming unmanageable and I find it takes several attempts to be able to correctly pronounce a fully conjugated verb. I was wondering whether anybody else had similar trouble, and whether it was just a standard teething issue and that it takes time to become used to a language's little foibles, or whether there are actual constraints making it too difficult to pronounce? Can a language spontaneously acquire rules specifying what is legal and what is illegal phonetically? I'm gonna use IPA here, sorry if you can't read it, but I still don't quite get the special list method (sorry) For example; the verb to "take up" or "flee" is "spræŋ", pronounced, yes [spræŋ:ᵊ] However "I fled" resolves as "spræÿŋüm" which ought to be [spræ. ˈaɪŋ.u:m]. This is theoretically possible to pronounce and seems relatively simple in isolation, however, when it's in a big body of text it seems impossible. I realise it's probably contravening sonority rules, but then again, languages mess with them all the time. Is it possible that the language *wants* to be easier, or is it just my lazy English pronunciation that can't manage a tricky (but not that tricky) cccv.Dc.Vc combination?