For those not familiar with the term, phonotactics is the linguistic phenomenon which controls which structures of words are acceptable.
Let's make up two words. Clestrath
. Try to pronounce them. Assuming you're an English monoglot, you probably found the first far easier to say than the second.
This is because the first complies with English phonotactics - even though it's longer, the two consonant clusters "cl" and "tr" are acceptable....