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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.
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!
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.
"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. "