Glottal Stop

The glottal stop is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract. In English, the feature is represented, for example, by the hyphen in uh-oh! and by the apostrophe or ʻokina in Hawaiʻi among those using a preservative pronunciation of that name.

The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʔ⟩. It is called the glottal stop because the technical term for the gap between the vocal folds, which is closed up in the production of this sound, is the glottis.

Read more about Glottal StopPhonetic and Phonological Features, Phonology and Symbolization of The Glottal Stop in Selected Languages, Occurrence

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Mixe-Zoque Languages - Phonology - Syllables
... nuclei made up of combinations of vowels together with the glottal stop and /h/ in the proto-language ... Proto-Mixe–Zoquean syllable nuclei could be either V – short vowel V' – short vowel with glottal stop VV – long vowel V'V – long vowel with medial glottal stop VV' – long vowel with final ...
CJY - Phonetics
... Unlike most varieties of Mandarin, Jin has preserved a final glottal stop, which is the remnant of a final stop consonant (/p/, /t/ or /k/) ... Middle Chinese, syllables closed with a stop consonant had no tone Chinese linguists, however, prefer to categorize such syllables as belonging to a separate ... Syllables closed with a glottal stop in Jin are still toneless, or alternatively, Jin can be said to still maintain the entering tone ...
Checked Tone - History
... The voiceless stops that typify the entering tone date back to the Proto-Sino-Tibetan, the parent language of Chinese as well as the Tibeto-Burman ... distinctive sound of syllables ending with a stop did not fit the three intonations and was categorised as the entering tone (入聲) ... time of the Mongol invasion (the Yuan dynasty, 1279–1368), former final stops had been reduced to a glottal stop /ʔ/ ...
... (laryngealization), but may also be realized as a glottal stop, above all in emphatic pronunciation ... realized as something reminiscent of a glottal stop ... A probably unrelated glottal stop with quite different distribution rules, occurring in Western Jutland, is known as the 'vestjysk stød' ("West Jutland stød") ...
Glottal Stop - Occurrence
... Language Word IPA Meaning Notes Abkhaz аи 'no' See Abkhaz phonology Adyghe Iэ 'arm/hand' Arabic Standard أغاني 'songs' See Arabic phonology, Hamza Metropolitan شقة 'apartment' Metropolitan dialects including Egyptian Arabic ... Corresponds to /q/ in Literary Arabic Bikol ba-go 'new' Burmese မြစ်များ 'rivers' Cebuano tubo 'to grow' Chamorro halu'u 'shark' Chechen кхоъ / qo' 'three' Chinese Wu 一级了 iqciqlheq 'superb' Chintang 'water' Danish hånd 'hand' See Danish phonology Dutch beamen 'to confirm' See Dutch phonology English Australian cat 'cat' Allophone of /t/ ...

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