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  • adj. Pertaining to the epiglottis
  • adj. Produced using the epiglottis


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  • Very stuffy nose + scratchy raw throat + epiglottal snot goblins.

    Odin's Day

  • The other is the use of "plain laryngeal" and "emphatic laryngeal" instead of "glottal" and "epiglottal", which took me a long time to figure out -- but at least the distinctions between glottal, epiglottal and pharyngeal are made at all!

    How NOT to reconstruct a protolanguage

  • They are mostly concerned with mastering the hypnotic epiglottal tone that entrances the bottom feeders, sort of like the eerie tones that only canines can hear.

    Capitol Hill Coffee House

  • "And so you've stuffed yourself as full of verbs and prepositional phrases and epiglottal stops as a grilled pepper!


  • He even has the diphthongs down, the epiglottal stops, everything. "



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