Chris Burd wrote: > Sure there are: 'vell' (would) and 'mann' (man) for two. I think of those as "double" rather than "2" consonants, a separate category. They indicate a long/short distinction in the preceding vowel. This might well disappear in practice, but there is a desire to prevent "cane/dog" and "canne/cane" falling together as homonyms. > Besides > this, a lot of words end in two consonants, like 'mult', 'conform', > 'fundament'. Don't forget the thematic vowel, or the POS-inflectional -e or -i. OCC usually prefers to drop them where understanding is clear. But then -e reappears in plural -es, and -i or -al or -ic usually is present in any adjective that can be mistaken for a noun. So, "multi paroles confirma li fundamentes." This is not difficult to pronounce ... > Final consonant clusters are open to criticism in an IAL, > especially when they collide initial clusters. In OCC there is no problem with the phonotactics. > Interlingua, btw, pretty much limits final consonantal > clusters to -nc, -rc, and -sc; otherwise it adds an -e. Yeah, -e on verbs, adjectives, nouns, and anything else, so as to fake an Italian sound. Sorry, but it's too Chico Marx. -- As they say in Tepa: hike waipettu.