One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Denoting a type of consonant in some languages (e.g. Hausa) produced by sudden release of pressure from the glottis.
- ‘So let's practice distinguishing ejective from aspirated stops.’
- ‘Not uncommon in other parts of the world, ejective stops are exceptionally rare within the whole Austronesian area.’
- ‘But the final defeating challenge must be the ‘ejective ‘consonants, expressed with a burst of breath.’’
- ‘In fact, it represents an ejective velar stop; the combinations represent a glottalized velar fricative and labialized versions of the first two.’
An ejective consonant.
- ‘Some of the ejectives are simply not indicated as being so; others are incorrectly labelled ‘plosive’.’
- ‘It may take a bit of practice to learn how to make an ejective.’
- ‘The purpose of the paper is to investigate acoustic characteristics which distinguish ejectives from pulmonic stops in Ingush.’
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