Glottal consonants … another view

@article{Catford1990GlottalC,
  title={Glottal consonants … another view},
  author={John C. Catford},
  journal={Journal of the International Phonetic Association},
  year={1990},
  volume={20},
  pages={25 - 26}
}
  • J. Catford
  • Published 1 December 1990
  • Linguistics
  • Journal of the International Phonetic Association
I am in favor of letting [h] and [ɦ] stay where they are as glottal fricatives—honorary glottal fricatives, if you like! What the preceding paper says about them is true—there tends to be noticeable glottal turbulence with [h] only occasionally, particularly before open [a]-type vowels (or after them, in languages with final [h]'s). The voiced counterpart is perhaps more likely to have some turbulent glottal flow, being, in fact breathy or whispery voice. My reason for wanting to keep [h] and… 

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