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I have a question about the words which contains a very brief interval of silence. Could you give an example of an English word, which, in normal speech, contains a very brief interval of silence, please?
 
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Francois said:
The glottal stop, you mean? Eg. brea-k in AE?

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I call that choking. Doesn't that sound like a piece of bone got caught in your throat or something???? :lol: :lol: :lol:
 

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Mary said:
I have a question about the words which contains a very brief interval of silence. Could you give an example of an English word, which, in normal speech, contains a very brief interval of silence, please?

In addition, :D

Wikipedia Online Dictionary said:
The glottal stop is the sound made when the vocal cords are pressed together, and is the sound in the middle of the interjection uh-oh. In many dialects of English, glottal stop is an allophone of /t/ in final position, such as the "t" in habit or pat.
In some dialects, eg. Cockney, glottal stop is also an allophone of /t/ in medial position, such as in the word bottle or fatter.

I'll use the symbol ' to represent a glottal stop:

uh-oh => uh'oh
habit => habi'
pat => pa'

bottle => bo'le
fatter => fa'er

All the best, :D
 
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