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Glottal Stop

Wikipedia: T​he g​lottal stop​is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages, produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract or, more precisely, the glottis. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents this sound is ⟨ʔ⟩… T​he symbol ⟨​ʔ⟩​is a letter of the L​atin alphabet,​ used to represent a g​lottal stop​in several p​honetic transcription​schemes, as well as in the alphabets of some languages. A s​uperscript​version, ⟨​ˀ​⟩​,​is also used… In English, the glottal stop is represented, for example, by the hyphen in u​h­oh!.​For most United States English speakers, a glottal stop is used as an a​llophone​of /t​/​between a vowel and a syllabic “n”, as in but​to​n or mount​a​in, except when talking.

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