In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1oclusión glótica feminine
- Not only is the glottal stop in the ascendancy in its former stamping-ground, but it is spreading eastwards to assault the tender eardrums of well-heeled Edinburghers.
- It's a very short syllable, almost a grunt, and the final /t/ tends to vanish into a glottal stop.
- She talks in an aggressive estuary accent, liberally dotted with glottal stops.
- In English, lots of people would pronounce witness with a glottal stop right before the [n].
- This brief disruption of the pitch is a sign of some kind of glottal stricture, short of a full glottal stop.
- In English, words that would otherwise begin with a vowel have a glottal stop inserted.
- Let's imagine a language that adds glottal stops to beginnings of words if they start with vowels, and deletes final vowels.
- Unlike the other Scandinavian languages, Danish makes use of the guttural ‘r’ and the glottal stop.
- He is Scottish at a time when it is no longer a disadvantage to have a glottal stop and a colourful vocabulary.
- In many urban dialects of British English, however, glottal stops are more widely used, particularly by younger working-class speakers in London, Glasgow, etc.
- Most English speakers find it difficult to articulate a vowel without the support of an initial consonant, the default being the glottal stop.
- The true meaning of the glottal stop could be found on Upper Street with a quarter of a million people singing: ‘We are unbea-able!’
- An apostrophe called a glottal stop (’) represents a space and a slight pause.
- The glottal stop earns its own chapter, being such a dialectic phenomenon.
- The most common ‘offences’ are the glottal stop, where the t's and d's are dropped from the end of words, and the distortion of vowel sounds.
- No previous knowledge is required, although familiarity with the glottal stop and tolerance of torrential profanity is a necessity.
- Phoneticians disagree as to whether the glottal stop precedes or follows the consonant.
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