The glottal stop
, as in "wha" for 'what", "sta-in" for "starting", "the bes par was the li on the warer as we go there" for the "best part was the light on the water as we got there", "Lill" for "little", "tha" for "that", "wriin" for "writing", "righ" for "right", "Brian" for "Britain", "marke" for "market", "targe" for "target" "throughou" for "throughout" and indeed almost any word ending in a "t" will find this letter dropped these days.
f) Chapter 6 presents the results of Fuchs's production study, with sections on vocalic and consonantal durations, syllable durations, sonority, voicing, fundamental frequency, intensity, loudness, speech rate, and word initial glottal stop
insertion before vowels.
However, the word-medial glottal stop
can be further subdivided by its behaviour into a plain glottal stop
/?/and a nasal glottal stop
The most important phonological innovations which are specific to Sebop are the deletion of inherited word final glottal stops
, except after schwa, where glottal stops
This has an analogue in the Balto-Slavic merger of the syllable-medial and syllable-final glottal stops
into a syllable-final feature of constriction (4).
Something should be done urgently to safeguard a language that already has enough to contend with in the form of estuary English, glottal stops
(10.) See Harvey (1991) on the phonology of glottal stops
in Arnhem Land: Merlan (1983: 6) and Baker (1999: 15) point out that in the related language Ngalakgan complete glottal closure may be dispensed with leaving only creaky voice associated with glottal constriction as the phonetic signal.
Syntactic and versification boundaries can be most clearly articulated by straightforward pause or, less obtrusively, by the manipulation of intonation and by what Gerry Knowles calls "segmental discontinuity": refraining from overlapping the articulation of consecutive words as in ordinary speech; the lengthening of the last speech sounds of a word; the overarticulation of word-final stops; and inserting glottal stops
at the onsets of words beginning with a vowel.
This article also explores the case study of a 12 years old subject with cleft palate, hypernasal speech, nasal air escapes and glottal stops
, which were detected perceptual and spectrographically.
Oddly enough, the George Street girls are not discernibly different from the Buchanan Street birds - well, not until they open their glottal stops
Don't people realize that by using "a" in front of a vowel-fronted word--two glottal stops
in a row!--they help propel the English language along on its inevitable downward spiral to becoming a series of barely intelligible grunting sounds.
The occurrence and duration of the glottal stops
was studied on the basis of recordings of spontaneous speech.