[ glot-l-ahyz ]
/ ˈglɒt lˌaɪz /
verb (used with object), glot·tal·ized, glot·tal·iz·ing. Phonetics.
to pronounce with glottal coarticulation.
Meet The Animal That Inspired The Letter AThere is quite a bit of mystery surrounding the letter A. From its prestigious first place position to its interesting shape, tracing the first letter of the English alphabet uncovers a history that begins with, of all things, an ox. Where does the letter A come from? The letter A is derived from the Phoenician letter aleph—a western Semitic word referring to the aforementioned beast of burden. Aleph …
- glossy snake,
- glottal stop,
- glottalic airstream,
Also especially British, glot·tal·ise.
Origin of glottalize
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