Let's change "re" to "ra". Then the descending chromatic syllables would be consistent. This proposed change is not as radical as Bentley.

Current systemProposed system
AscendingDescendingAscendingDescending
dodododo
titititi
litelite
lalalala
silesile
sosososo
fisefise
fafafafa
mimimimi
rimerime
rererara
diradire
dodododo

Diatonic consequences

Then the 'a' vowel syllables are always in whole step relations and the 'i' vowel syllables are in half-step or leading tone relations.

Current system-<>-Proposed system
dodo
titi
  
lala
  
soso
  
fafa
mimi
  
rera
  
dodo

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