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Question 1: In the traditional ________ of many languages, such as Arabic, the glottal stop is transcribed with an apostrophe, ‹’›, and this is the source of the IPA character ‹ʔ›.

Question 2: The glottal stop, or more fully, the voiceless glottal plosive, is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken ________.

Question 3: While this segment is not a written[1] ________ in English, it is present phonetically in nearly all dialects of English as an allophone of /t/ in the syllable coda.
English languagePhonemePhonologyEnglish orthography

Question 4: Its ________ is pulmonic egressive, which means it is articulated by pushing air out of the lungs and through the vocal tract, rather than being initiated from the glottis or from a velic closure.
Airstream mechanismClick consonantDental clicksInternational Phonetic Alphabet

Question 5: Speakers of ________ and several other British dialects also pronounce an intervocalic /t/ between vowels as in city.
CockneyBritish EnglishEnglish languageEstuary English

Question 6: Its ________ is glottal which means it is articulated at and by the vocal cords (vocal folds).
Place of articulationRelative articulationAlveolar consonantUvular consonant

Question 7: The symbol in the ________ that represents this sound is ʔ.
Velar nasalVoiceless alveolar fricativeX-SAMPAInternational Phonetic Alphabet

Question 8: Its ________ type is voiceless, which means it is produced without vibration of the vocal cords; necessarily so, because the vocal cords are held tightly together, preventing vibration.
Modal voiceVoice (phonetics)PhonationStrident vowel

Question 9: Its ________ is plosive or stop, which means it is produced by completely obstructing the airflow in the vocal tract.
Flap consonantManner of articulationVowelFricative consonant


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