On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 17:29:04 -0700, Roger Mills 
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(snip -- replied to off-list)

> Seems to me that possible syllable structure is entirely up to you;
> make it as free or restricted as you like.
> I had a similar set of 3 vowels and an assortment of 16 fairly
> standard C's for my Proto--Gwr; IIRC the only restrictions were:
> identical V in hiatus (i.e. no Va.Va); no sequences of two *r in a row;
> 3. no sequences of y/i or w/u anywhere (intra- or inter-syllabic) in
> either order. 4.No medial inter-syl. CC.  Within those constraints, a
> monosyllable (rare) could be V, CV, VC, CVC; while bisyllables could
> be VV,  VVC, CVV, CVVC, CVCV,.CVCVC. Trisyllables were possible but
> I never reconstructed any...
> Sound changes of course wrought havoc on that system; you may
> have read the final result on my website.

I remember looking through it -- there was a lot there.

> Some quirks you might introduce--
> either: a limited no. of permitted medial coda+onset CC, but an
> unlimited no. of permitted final C; OR unlimitied medial CC but limited
> final C. (Gwr allowed any C, vd. or be morpheme final)
> Is stress going to be important ?

somewhat, /@/ should merge with /a/ when stressed.

> ( It was for Gwr)-- you might say that /@/ is never stressed (or as in
> some Indonesian languages) causes gemination of a following C if
> stressable (or prevents lenition if you prefer); also @ might be
> restrricted as to which V's it can sequence with.

I'll look at that idea too.

> I'm sure you can come up with many niceties all on your own......