Epiglottal Plosive

Epilottal Plosive



The epiglottis is a flap behind and below the back of your tongue that covers your windpipe when swallowing. It can be used to make sounds! Epiglottal plosive sounds are made by stopping air using your epiglottis then suddenly releasing the air.

Place of Articulation

The following diagram shows where the Epiglottal Plosive is made in the mouth.

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The Epiglottal Plosive is used in the following sounds:

Police Rimshot

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