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    Hello my dears


    Can we use the glottal stop or glottalisation in words such as "water, butter, and


    Thank you in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by NiceRose View Post
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    Hello my dears
    Can we use the glottal stop or glottalisation in words such as "water, butter, and bottle? Why?[FONT='Arial','sans-serif'][/font]
    Thank you in advance
    Yes a glottal stop is used in various dialects of English, especially in butter, bottle. Here are some Cockney examples:
    butter /bʌʔə/ , bottle /bɒʔəl/ (or even /bɒʔʊ/ where the l is vocalised turned into a vowel.)
    /t/ is something glottalised at the end of a word get /gɛʔ/
    hang about! /ŋ əbəʊʔ/

    I wouldn't recommend trying to glottalise /t/ though if you can help it. It's not standard, and many would say it's not pretty

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    I'll add that in America, it's more common to use an alveolar tap, which sounds a bit like a /d/.
    /ɾ/ as in water /uɑɾɚ/ or non-rhotic /uɑɾə/
    bottle /bɑɾəl/
    In this case, "writer" and "rider" sound the same. /raɪɾɚ/

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