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Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Mar-04 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: Any glottal stops down your way?
Subject: RE: Any glottal stops down your way?
Dick, a lot depends on definition and your background.
'glo'al' is not glottal, that's elision (many other examples given in previous threads).
My glottis does not close on silk, ilk or milk, nor does my wife's but I agree that I have heard it from non-British Isles descendants in NY.

Now what I said about a census question- Hmmm, are Bush supporters more or less glottal than Kerry suporters? Just as valid a question as many of those being asked in polls on CNN, etc.