Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or causing ejection.
  • adjective Linguistics Articulated with a stream of air created by closing the glottis, making a constriction or closure in the oral cavity above the glottis, and raising the larynx to increase the air pressure within the cavity between the glottal closure and the oral constriction or closure. An ejective (t), for example, is made with a stream of air generated in this way, rather than with a stream of air from the lungs. Ejective consonants are found in many languages, including Amharic, Georgian, Lakota, and Quechua.
  • noun Linguistics An ejective consonant.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to ejection; casting out; expelling.
  • In philosophy, of the nature of an eject.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun phonetics A nonpulmonic consonant formed by squeezing air trapped between the glottis and an articulator further forward, and releasing it suddenly.

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Examples

  • If so, however, we might begin to wonder whether any expression other than the entirely undirected curse or ejective is actually functionally distinct from the implicit manipulation it goes hand-in-hand with.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (2)

  • If so, however, we might begin to wonder whether any expression other than the entirely undirected curse or ejective is actually functionally distinct from the implicit manipulation it goes hand-in-hand with.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • There is no distinction between voiced and voiceless consonants ..., but we have a second, 'ejective' series of consonants ph, th, sh, etc.

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • If we use the Etruscan-Lemnian system as a model, we get the following: There is no distinction between voiced and voiceless consonants (the former are essentially absent), but we have a second, 'ejective' series of consonants (ph, th, sh, etc.)

    A new value for Minoan 'd'

  • The long VOT of these voiced stops would tend then to be reinterpreted in loanwords into Mid IE as _creaky stops_ which also have longer VOT what you are calling "ejective" according to Glottalic Theory.

    A list of possible Proto-Semitic loanwords in PIE

  • This view of the other person as being the same in the main as the self who thinks of the other person, is what psychologists mean when they speak of the "ejective" self.

    The Story of the Mind

  • In a simple ejective such as "Aaah!" we find an articulation targeted on its own agent, operating as a revelation of their state.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • In its intonation this ejective may express agony or ecstasy, wonder or horror, but the degree to which we can class this as content is marginal at best.

    Archive 2008-09-01

  • In a simple ejective such as "Aaah!" we find an articulation targeted on its own agent, operating as a revelation of their state.

    Notes on Strange Fiction: Narrative's Function (2)

  • Both the change of word-initial ejective to preglottalized voiced stop and the ad hoc reduction of *ˀd to *ʔ here, further compounded by his claim that this laryngeal then explains -e- in Greek hekaton '100'3, are a series of exotic and contrived fabrications.

    Against the *dkmtóm camp

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