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Posted By: Mark Cohen
15-Mar-04 - 03:29 AM
Thread Name: Any glottal stops down your way?
Subject: RE: Any glottal stops down your way?
Does American English have glottal stops? Uh-uh. No way.

Brucie, the "ch" sound in Hebrew or in German is not really a glottal stop, since there's a sound. I believe it would be called a glottal fricative.

Oh, and the apostrophe to indicate the glottal stop in Hawaiian is actually written as a backwards apostrophe, and it's called an okina.

Aloha,
Mark