Unit 5.1


Letter: H

Sounds and letters

The letterĀ h represents the only glottal consonant, the voiceless glottal fricative.

The glottal sound is:

UppercaseLowercasePhonetics
Hh/h/

h: hat, hate, hot.

To pronounce the glottal consonant the glottis (the opening at the upper part of the larynx, between the vocal cords) is used as primary articulation.

  • h: voiceless, vocal cords do not vibrate during the articulation of the consonant.

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