What is glottal-t and glottal-stop?


At our school, all the "Elision" rules are "glottal-t, grosstal-stop", but we teach them all at the 3rd grade.

The reason is that if you teach strictly separately, the students will be easily confused due to the detailed rules.

Today, for those who like to study detailed rules, I will explain the rules of "glottal-t, plottal-stop" to explain the difference between the two. See the previous article for "Elision".

In this article, I will introduce what "glottal-t, plottal-stop" is.

What is glottal-t and glottal-stop?

A change in sound, also known as "glottal-t" or " glottal-stop".

In phonetics, the stop sound produced by the rapid closing of the vocal cords is called "glottic stop".

It sounds difficult to stop the glottis, but it is "to block your throat and hold your breath."

It is a short pause, done by closing the air flow in the throat (epiglottis), with no air bleeding.

I find it very difficult to explain, so I think it would be easier to understand if you explain it in words.

Words with "glottal-t, glottal-stop"

(1) When the word ends with [n] after the vowel [r], or when the syllable has [n] and the beginning of the syllable with [n] is [t] [d]. , This [t] [d] is glottalized.

* Syllables are separated by a slash /.

cu r / t ai n

ha r / d e n

ga r / d e n

impo r / t a n t

ce r / tai n / ly

(2) If there is a [n] in the last syllable of a word and the first note of the syllable with that [n] is [t] [d], this [t] [d] is grossated.

bu / tt o n

moun / t ai n

su / dd e n

for / go / tt e n

(3) If the phonetic symbol of the last syllable of a word is [tli] and the first note of the syllable with that [tli] is [t], this [t] is grosstalized.

de / fi / ni / t ely

com / ple / t ely

la / t ely

(4) If the word contains the phonetic symbol [tl] and the [tl] is followed by a vowel, this [t] is converted to a lottal.

* Vowels are in bold

se tt l i ng

ou t l e t

spo t l e ss

The above are the four patterns of "glottal-t, glottal-stop".

By remembering this rule, when you look at a word, you will know that it is a skipping sound, and you will be able to pronounce it correctly.

Also, by knowing the difference between "Elision" and the rules, you can clearly understand the difference between "glottal-t, gross-stop" and "Elision". Will be.

I explained each rule, but how was it?

By knowing these rules and using them properly, you will get closer to native pronunciation!

What is the difference between "glottal-t, grosstal-stop" in this article?

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