> From: Nicholas Bodley [mailto:nbodley@...]

> >> Reminds me of Mtskheta, a city (or small geographical region in
> >> (Gruzia).
> >> I suspect that that could be CCCCV[CV], but I'm a dilettante...
> >
> > In Georgian the maximal onset is 8 C's, as in the two-syllable
> > Mgrvgrvladje.
> Utterly delightful. My jaw dropped, and I gasped gently; no kidding.
> appreciated.

You like that? Take a look at languages from the Wakashan or Salishan
families (I can't remember which -- perhaps it's both) that have
poly-syllablic words with consonant clusters but without vowels.

Peter Constable