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glottal stop

[glot′əl stop]
1 a speech sound made by closure of the glottis or vocal folds and then an explosive release.
2 an abnormal sound substitution with a guttural quality.

glot·tal stop

(glotăl stop)
A stop and then a release of sound at the point of the glottis (e.g., Clint-N).

glottal stop

A speech characteristic in which there is sudden interruption of the voice sound from a momentary complete closure of the vocal cords (GLOTTIS).
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Moreover, the emergence of subword pause units appears to be linked to a morphological innovation in Dalabon which has had important phonological consequences: the extension of a codal glottal stop following pronominal prefixes to become the unmarked TAM value, signaling assertativity, rather than the marked type that it is in BGW, where it is confined to the much rarer "immediate" aspect (cf.
In Lesser's genuine version (FirstDisobedienceLesser1), discontinuity after disobedience is signaled by three different vocal cues: a long pause, a glottal stop before and, and a sudden increase of amplitude from disobedience to and.
The occurrence and duration of the glottal stops was studied on the basis of recordings of spontaneous speech.
The argument placing the lowering of the short vowels so early (4 above) depends on forms in the Amarna letters like ru-su-(nu) "(our) head" representing [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] < *rasu < *ra'su "head" and the fact that similar lengthenings of PS *i, *u upon loss of a following glottal stop yield Hebrew *e, *o, not **i, **u, e.
Finally, the link to the description of the glottal stop in the
NUT general secretary Steve Sinnott said: "There are many in high places who suffer from a glottal stop and it is a long time since the BBC required received pronunciation to be the dominant voice sound on its air-waves.
However, some glottal stops have been introduced from Mundari [c.
During ``Party,'' Furtado panted like Miriam Makeba in short staccato glottal stops.
Tony's toe-curling glottal stops were out again in full force on Channel Five this week as the man with a pounds 3.
Everything is in its favour in these days of Estuary English and glottal stops - freely employed by people who can't say glottal - but perhaps some tutor somewhere will make a stand.
Even beginning students of Persian are sensitive to the fact that glottal stops in final position, for example, are often deleted in informal pronunciation (rapid and/or causal speech); e.
Any further discussion of accent in The Archers could quickly become a veritable PhD thesis, starting with Ruth's glottal stops and finishing with the diverse Mummerset tones of Jolene and Beddy with the many-voiced Grundys occupying a geographically-challenged noman's-land in between.