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    Exclamation Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Hello there every one = )

    I am currently studying Phonetics !
    Our professor asked us a question about the Glottal stop

    And I would really like to hear your thoughts

    The Q is : what do we mean by the glottal stop ? How dose it function and why dose it function in that way ???

    Thank you in advance ;)

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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Welcome to the forum, kazuma.

    We like to help when we can, but we don't help with assignments. If your professor asked you that question, then I imagine that he wants your response, not ours.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Quote Originally Posted by kazuma999 View Post
    Hello there every one everyone. = ) (Use smilies from the toolbar if you must use them at all)

    I am currently studying Phonetics. (No reason for an exclamation mark here)
    Our professor asked us a question about the glottal stopand I would really like to hear your thoughts.

    The question is "What do we mean by the glottal stop? How dose does it function and why dose does it function in that way???

    Thank you in advance. ;)
    As 5jj said, we don't help with homework. However, please see the corrections I made to your post. It is important to follow the rules of written English:

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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Well It is not a homework in all honestly , it is a side question for a free marks in return to who will answer it ( due to our level being so low in this subject ) .

    And thank you Ms.emsr2d2 for your feed back .
    Last edited by kazuma999; 17-Oct-2013 at 08:51.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazuma999 View Post
    And thank you Mr.emsr2d2 for your feed back .
    We don't need titles (Mr, Ms, Mrs, Miss) here. If we did, emsr2d2 would be Ms!
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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    We don't need titles (Mr, Ms, Mrs, Miss) here. If we did, emsr2d2 would be Ms!
    H-huh ??
    ..... M-My sincerest apologies.
    I was just trying to be polite , I guess I over did it hehe .

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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    One thing I can tell you about the glottal stop: I find it really hard to produce! All I can say is that it is not a common phenomenon in AmE (which is the closest to my accent). Also, for non-native speakers (at least the ones I have met so far, and they were pretty much from all over the world), it tends to be hard, unless they have a good teacher.

    I can say no more without answering the question for you, as of now. Good luck with the extra points!
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    One thing I can tell you about the glottal stop: I find it really hard to produce! All I can say is that it is not a common phenomenon in AmE (which is the closest to my accent). Also, for non-native speakers (at least the ones I have met so far, and they were pretty much from all over the world), it tends to be hard, unless they have a good teacher.

    I can say no more without answering the question for you, as of now. Good luck with the extra points!
    Well it is not entirely impossible nor it does require a teacher in the first place! .
    As they always say : " Practice makes perfect ", you just have to hear and hear an d then (subcouncsly) with a little twist in your toungh ( in layman's terms *gulp*) , you will be able to .
    And by subccouncsly I mean how do you actully close the ..... Valve ? in order to take out the letter T in the word letter ! , and that little twist will give you that NATIVE FELLING .
    Last edited by kazuma999; 18-Oct-2013 at 04:52.

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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    I think the word you are looking for is "subconsciously".
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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    [QUOTE=emsr2d2;1018898]I think the word you are looking for is "subconsciously".[/QQUOT
    Oops
    So .... Dare I say that I am on the right track ?

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