glottalization love

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

  • noun The production of a speech sound by narrowing of the glottis or compression of the vocal cords, resulting in creaky voice, ejective pronunciation, or other phonological changes.

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  • noun linguistics The act or process of constricting or closing the glottis during the production of a speech sound that normally does not involve such constriction.
  • noun linguistics Transformation of a consonant into a glottal stop or fricative.

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