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Posted By: GUEST,Mike W
15-Mar-04 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: Any glottal stops down your way?
Subject: RE: Any glottal stops down your way?
Mcgrath of Harlow i think you are attributing too much respect to the practice of ommiting the T sound from pronuciation to infer that the speaker actually makes an effort to substitute the consonant with some form of throat muscle spasm.

Surely it is just laziness on the part of those who speak like this and the sound is left out altogether.

Difficult to do if you are an RP speaker as it goes against the grain.

Let's hope it is just a passing fashion and they will grow out of it.