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    Default The Glottal Stop

    Hello,
    Please I need your help concerning the Glottal Stop: according to my understanding it is pronounced in such cases:
    /t/ before /b/ - Donít be
    /t/ before /p/ - - Correctt p
    /t/ before /k/- or before /g/ for instance:
    - Donít know , Donít go
    So is this correct or wrong? And would you please give me some other examples?

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    Default Re: The Glottal Stop

    We don't pronounce a glottal stop. The point is that in all your examples the t is not pronounced, except on rare occasions when precise enunciation is considered necessary. . .usually for emphasis:

    'I keep telling you - I. . .don't. . .know!'

    Rover

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    Default Re: The Glottal Stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We don't pronounce a glottal stop.
    What do we do with it?

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    Default Re: The Glottal Stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    What do we do with it?
    Un-pronounce? Anti-pronounce? Some must mispronounce it, I'm sure.

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    Default Re: The Glottal Stop

    We make a glottal stop.

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    Default Re: The Glottal Stop

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    We make a glottal stop.

    Rover
    It seems to me that a glottal stop is a phoneme like any other. How does it differ from an alveolar stop (t, d) or a bilabial stop (p, b), for example - except that it's made at the glottis?
    Do you object to "I can't pronounce a /t/ properly?"
    Glottal stop - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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