glottal plosive


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Noun1.glottal plosive - a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis; as in the sudden onset of a vowel
occlusive, plosive, plosive consonant, plosive speech sound, stop consonant, stop - a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; "his stop consonants are too aspirated"
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* The onset should avoid any unwanted sound during the attack (e.g., [h] as in a breathy onset, or a glottal plosive).
A glottal plosive [?] occurs phonetically, especially post-vocalically in a set of words, but it is subject to much variation in its realization, and is best regarded as a prosodic feature of the language and will be treated in our discussion of tone.
The reason for such spellings is that the glottal plosive phoneme had already lost its phonetic value as in Western Aramaic in general.