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Thread #67852   Message #1137098
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Mar-04 - 12:11 PM
Thread Name: Any glottal stops down your way?
Subject: RE: Any glottal stops down your way?
Looks like some of this is a matter of degree. The glottis does not completely close on 'mountain' or 'happy easter.' I would consider neither of these as having a glottal stop.
Lighter, trying out the 'u' words, my glottis doesn't completely close
The comments about 'uh-uh' intrigued me so I went to the neighbors last night. I found that I actually do insert the glottal stop. My wife says it with partially open glottis. Of two neighbor females, one came close to uh-(h)uh with open glottis, another (from Ireland) closed her glottis.

Now if the next census includes this on the questionaire.....