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Re: buffer vowel

>But if neither strategy can be made to work, then we just have to choke
>down buffering as a known flaw in the language.

Why do we allow for buffering in the first place?  Certainly there are other
places we allow Lojban to throw difficult things at people (using both L and
R, J and DJ, C and TC and S, h and X...)  A language that really tried for
universally easy phonology would be better off borrowing from Hawai'ian or
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