Epiglottal Plosive

Epiglottal Plosive

Description

[component-1] Glottis
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[component-2] Throat

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.

Watch the video…

Sounds

The Epiglottal Plosive is used in the following sounds:

Police Rimshot

Verbant Hit

Flapper Rim

Jam Jar Clap

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