Origin of glottal
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The language was rich in glottal stops, clicks and guttural strangling sounds.Planet of the Damned
In standard English the h is a glottal continuant only when there is precise and emphatic utterance.The Sounds of Spoken English
The glottal lips open partly by yielding sidewise,—that is, they are compressed,—and partly by being shoved upward and outward.
The backward apostrophe probably represents the glottal stop; the simple apostrophe may indicate the same sound.Illustrated Catalogue of the Collections Obtained
The glottal lips vibrate differently for the different vowels.
- of or relating to the glottis
- phonetics articulated or pronounced at or with the glottis
Word Origin and History for glottal
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to the glottis.
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