Glottal stops/notation

Sun Jun 13 19:47:08 UTC 1999

On Fri, 11 Jun 1999, Pafra & Scott Catledge wrote:

> Isn't the ? a pharyngeal phricative? or is it a glottal stoppal?  It's been
> too long since I was a a member of IPA.

? without the . is a glottal stop, in IPA.

In English this glottal stop is an allphone of /t/, variably, in in
post-vocalic, non-word final postions, e.g., [s ae ? n] , [k a ? n],
[b a ? l].

Students in my intro class thus summer had some problems with this

Does any one have any insight on its distribution as a regional/social
variant of /t/?

Virtually, Terry
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