Michael Everson wrote:
> At 15:31 -0500 2004-12-31, Peter T. Daniels wrote:
> > > According to a story, probably true, Geo. Eastman invented "Kodak" as a
> >> word that should be easy to say in most of the world's languages.
> >
> >There are probably a lot more languages that don't allow final
> >consonants than do.
> Ah, g'wan. Quantify that.

There's probably a chapter in the Greenberg Stanford Universals volumes,
and if not, it's probably mentioned by Maddieson and/or Ladefoged
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...