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I wondered that, too.

stevo

On Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 2:57 PM, Eric Christopherson <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> On Mar 2, 2012, at 6:39 PM, Peter Collier wrote:
>
> > Can anyone confirm what the maximal syllable is for German? CCCVCCCC
> > ("Strumpfs") is ringing a bell from the dim and distant past, but I'm far
> > from certain.  In addition to that, are there any constraints on the
> > consonants similar to the old 'muta cum liquida'  from Latin?
>
> I don't know, but isn't /p_f/ treated as one consonant in German?
>