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PRONUNCIATION OF GLOTTAL STOP

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GLOTTAL STOP

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verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Glottal stop is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES GLOTTAL STOP MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Glottal stop

The glottal stop is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages, produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract or, more precisely, the glottis. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is 〈ʔ〉. In English, the glottal stop is represented, for example, by the hyphen in uh-oh!. For most English speakers, a glottal stop is used as an allophone of /t/ between a vowel and a syllabic "n", as in button or mountain, except when talking slowly.

Definition of glottal stop in the English dictionary

The definition of glottal stop in the dictionary is a plosive speech sound produced as the sudden onset of a vowel in several languages, such as German, by first tightly closing the glottis and then allowing the air pressure to build up in the trachea before opening the glottis, causing the air to escape with force.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GLOTTAL STOP

glossographer
glossographical
glossography
glossolalia
glossolalist
glossological
glossologist
glossology
glossopharyngeal nerve
glossy
glost
glottal
glottic
glottidean
glottides
glottis
glottochronology
glottogonic
glottology

WORDS THAT END LIKE GLOTTAL STOP

bus stop
chapter stop
comfort stop
echo stop
emergency stop
flag stop
four-way stop
full stop
long stop
mutation stop
organ stop
pit stop
reed stop
refuelling stop
request stop
rest stop
solo stop
stop
suction stop
transit stop
whistle stop

Synonyms and antonyms of glottal stop in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «glottal stop» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GLOTTAL STOP

Find out the translation of glottal stop to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of glottal stop from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «glottal stop» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

喉塞音
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

parada glotal
570 millions of speakers

English

glottal stop
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

glottal रोक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وقف مزماري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гортанный взрыв
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

glotalização
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গ্লটলেট স্টপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

coup de glotte
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Berhenti glottal
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Knacklaut
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

声門閉鎖音
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

성문 정지
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mungkasi glotal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

dừng thanh hầu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

குளோட்டல் ஸ்டாப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ग्लॉटलल थांबा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Glottal stop
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

colpo di glottide
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zwarcie krtaniowe
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гортанний вибух
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

oprire glotal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

γλωττιδική στάση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

glottale stop
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

glottisstöt
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

glottal stopp
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of glottal stop

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GLOTTAL STOP»

The term «glottal stop» is normally little used and occupies the 119.091 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GLOTTAL STOP» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about glottal stop

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GLOTTAL STOP»

Discover the use of glottal stop in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to glottal stop and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan
Paul Celan s widely recognized as the greatest and most studied post-war European poet.
Paul. Celan, 2011
2
Glottal Stop in Nenets
Rezjume.
Juha Janhunen, 1986
3
A Landmark Underspecification Account of the Patterning of ...
This dissertation addresses the asymmetry in patterning between laryngeal and supralaryngeal consonants.
Marianne L. Borroff, 2007
4
Analysis and Synthesis of Speech: Strategic Research Towards ...
Several factors prove to be of importance for glottal stop insertion. We have investigated the influence of the following factors on glottal stop insertion: — prosodic pause: it appears that when a prosodic pause precedes the (morpheme -)initial ...
Vincent van Heuven, Louis C. W. Pols, 1993
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Teach Yourself English Pronunciation: An Interactive Course ...
BE AWARE 6: The glottal stop In RP English it is common to replace the [t] by a glottal stop ([?]) in certain contexts. The glottal stop is produced by a complete closure of the vocal folds and the sound that emerges when they open is similar to a ...
Eva Estebas Vilaplana, 2009
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On Singing Onstage
In place of the "cut" breaths we will insert a Glottal Stop or Glottal Catch (a " comma" in the vocal line that interrupts the column of air as it passes through the larynx) in order to retain the separation of subjects and predicates. There is a further ...
David Craig, 1990
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A Course in Phonetics
then release the breath by making and releasing a short glottal stop. Then, do the same while making a voiced sound such as the vowel [A]. Practice producing glottal stops between vowels, saying [A/A] or [i/i] so that you get to know what they  ...
Peter Ladefoged, Keith Johnson, 2014
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Hawaiian Grammar
In spite of the fact that the glottal stop has its own special symbol (a question mark without the bottom dot) in even the most elementary phonetics book, and although it is a phoneme in innumerable of the world's languages, it remains a source ...
Samuel H. Elbert, Mary Kawena Pukui, 2001
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Linguistica Uralica
SULEV IVA (Tartu) GLOTTAL STOP IN VORO SOUTH ESTONIAN* Abstract. One of the most striking characteristics of Voro South Estonian is the glottal stop 9 that occurs as a peculiar consonant phoneme. The present article investigates the ...
10
'Kubla Khan' Poetic Structure, Hypnotic Quality, and ...
(1), read by Jennings. c signifies glottal stop. In both tokens there are glottal stop before of and ice. A glottal stop is the speech sound we insert before aim when we say "I said an aim, not a name". According to Fónagy (2001: 21), the glottal ...
Reuven Tsur, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GLOTTAL STOP»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term glottal stop is used in the context of the following news items.
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Chief Seattle's Tribe Denied US Recognition
(The apostrophe denotes a glottal stop, as in uh-oh. The slash-l is a voiceless L: the tongue is placed as though to pronounce L, and the letter is ... «Courthouse News Service, Jul 15»
2
Would a mountain by any other name be appropriate?
The apostrophe represents a glottal stop, also not represented in English spelling. But it appears in words like “mountain” as it is normally said ... «Homer Tribune, Jun 15»
3
We know it's not McKinley, but is Denali the right name for our …
The apostrophe represents a glottal stop, also not represented in English spelling, but it appears in words like “mountain” as it is normally said ... «Alaska Dispatch News, Jun 15»
4
Reading American cities: books about Honolulu
... a reversed apostrophe to indicate a glottal stop between two syllables, helping visitors to pronounce names like Ka'a'awa (Kah-ah-ah-vah). «The Guardian, Jun 15»
5
From plitter to drabbletail: the words we love
But, as my grandmother said, beware the glottal stop! Clotted has to be pronounced carefully. As proof of this, an American friend of mine went ... «The Guardian, May 15»
6
So lots of us change our voices for tradesmen - Wossatallabaht?
The glottal stop in the middle of the word you would normally pronounce “totally” is vital, too, when trying to curry favour with plebs with whom ... «The Independent, May 15»
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Russell Brand's Latest Trews Video Shows Him Taking …
The paper's sketch writer Quentin Letts said Miliband had tried to "glottal stop his way through a sub GCSE analysis of international tax laws". «Huffington Post UK, May 15»
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Vile bigots have made me ashamed to be Scottish, writes JAN MOIR
Stop the glottal stop. Quit it with the cockney. You don't have to pretend you are a Brummie/man of the people/common as muck any more. «Daily Mail, May 15»
9
In praise of posh
... have tried to lose their posh accents in the belief that a more egalitarian society required mastery of the glottal stop and Estuarial “mockney”. «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
10
Why have we got it in for the glottal stop?
The glottal stop (more specifically, the glottalisation of “t”) is a feature traditionally associated with male, working-class speakers. But even as far ... «The Guardian, Apr 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Glottal stop [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/glottal-stop>. Feb 2024 ».
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