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

    Actually, charliedeut, I think the glottal stop is fairly common in AmE. You are probably not hearing it because it does not occur in Spanish. But if you listen carefully you will hear many speakers substituting a glottal stop (which I denote as ') for the letter t. Football is often pronounced foo'baw. Similarly when we suddenly become aware of a problem, we often say uh'oh, usually written uh-oh. In these two examples the stop is fully produced. There is also often a shorter and more elided closure in words like mountain and fountain.
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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    On my pride , I am not trying to pull a lie here.
    It might seem impossible to be believed, but the proffeser said that it is okay to request help from others .
    And to make it sound even weirder : he let one of the students to contact his brother ( apperntly he is a linguistic ) ......... Yeah no dice .
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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Actually, charliedeut, I think the glottal stop is fairly common in AmE. You are probably not hearing it because it does not occur in Spanish. But if you listen carefully you will hear many speakers substituting a glottal stop (which I denote as ') for the letter t. Football is often pronounced foo'baw. Similarly when we suddenly become aware of a problem, we often say uh'oh, usually written uh-oh. In these two examples the stop is fully produced. There is also often a shorter and more elided closure in words like mountain and fountain.
    Sorry I did not notice that there is a second page ( posting form my nexus 7 ).
    Would you please explan what do you mean by Ame ?
    Thank you for your reply .
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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Many who post in this forum use the abbreviations BrE and AmE for British English and American English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    Many who post in this forum use the abbreviations BrE and AmE for British English and American English.
    Oh , the thing that always gets me is that are they voiced , voiceless or both ?

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    The abbreviations are not used in speech, only in writing, and as far as I know only on this site.
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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Hmmmm , I made quite the progress here ! .
    To begin with , it is not a sound at all !! , you just hold the BS in the vocal cords ( the gape where the glottist is located ) for a second or so to take out a letter , e.g. the double t in button.

    I will just write down some notes in my note book and HOPFULY it will be sufficient tomorrow *shudders* .
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    Default Re: Phonetics :The Glottal Stop ????

    Quote Originally Posted by kazuma999 View Post
    Hmmmm , I made quite the progress here ! .
    To begin with , it is not a sound at all !! , you just hold the BS in the vocal cords ( the gape where the glottist is located ) for a second or so to take out a letter , e.g. the double t in button.

    I will just write down some notes in my note book and HOPFULY it will be sufficient tomorrow *shudders* .
    Please look at your post again - check the spacing around your punctuation. Remember that we do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark. Also, one single punctuation mark at the end of a sentence is enough.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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

    SUOTE=emsrhve;]Please look at your post again - check the spacing around your punctuation. Remember that we do not put a space before a comma, full stop, question mark or exclamation mark. Also, one single punctuation mark at the end of a sentence is enough.[/QUOTE]

    I tend to do such mistakes mainly because I rearly write in English .
    And also I study under teachers from the UK and the US and you know that they do not meet in some cases,and I do not self-study when it comes to writing .
    Even my currnt Britch teacher said that I have a couple of problems in writing and most of them are just... silly : " HO HO HO you do write in the way you speak " .
    I will take your notions into consedration,thank you once again
    Last edited by kazuma999; 20-Oct-2013 at 21:18. Reason: posting from a tablet ... ugh

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

    Speaking of writing, he should inform us about our marks in the last qiz tomorrow.
    The story I wrote was somewhat on the cliche side ( the power of lying hehe), oh god a big day is closing in .......

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