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    Default Plosive and Stop

    My teacher said actually there are significant different between plosive sound and Stop sound. But, I missed his explanation. Please help me. Thanks

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    Default Re: Plosive and Stop

    In normal speech, when vocal organs which have held back the flow of air are released for such sounds as such as /p/, /b/ (the lips), /t/, /d/ (the tongue and alveolar ridge), /k/ or/g/ (the tongue and velum) before a vowel there is slight aspiration.

    If these consonants are not followed by a vowel, they vocal organs may not be released at all. We then have a stop.

    Aspirated (plosive): Stop at the red light.
    Possibly not aspirated: Stop!
    Not aspirated (stop): Stop the car.


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