Glottal stop facts for kids
The glottal stop (or plosive) is a type of consonant sound used in many spoken languages. It is made by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract or glottis.
- Example: Say the word "glottal" speedily without the tt: glo'ul.
- Another example: Say "butter" without the "t" sound.
Some languages use a special sign if the glottal stop is normal.
Images for kids
Road sign in British Columbia showing the use of 7 to represent /ʔ/ in Squamish.
Glottal stop Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.