> The total of the frequency of occurrence of vowels and sonorant
> consonants in the sound speech chain allows us to judge if this or that
> language sounds melodically (musically).
Not my definition of musicality. For example, I consider Brazilian Portuguese to be much more musical than Carribean Spanish, but I believe it allows more complex consonant clusters, and thus has less vowels and sonorants. Tone contours are what make the difference for me.
-Angus B. Grieve-Smith
University of New Mexico
grvsmth at panix.com