One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
attributive Of or produced by the glottis.
- ‘Modern phoneticians would more precisely categorize such consonants into velar, uvular, pharyngeal, and glottal articulations.’
- ‘Water would have been excluded from the trachea during normal swimming and in heavy seas, by a glottal valve and a large muscular tongue.’
- ‘She employs dramatic chest tones and an occasional glottal attack in her denunciation of the oracles.’
- ‘Many have strangely unresonant, throat-blocked, or glottal voices and use ‘up-talk,’ the tendency to end all sentences in a rising, questioning inflection.’’
- ‘But one thing holds him back: the facial tics, glottal sounds, and uncontrollable gestures of Tourette's Syndrome.’
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