NEW VIDEO: Voiced Glottal Fricative [ɦ]

The phoneme /h/ is normally taught in English as a voiceless glottal fricative, the sound you make when steaming up a mirror. However, in connected speech, when this phoneme appears between two vowel sounds, it can be voiced. This is particularly common in fast speech where the first vowel sound is weak, and the second is strong in words like AHEAD and BEHIND.

This week’s new video is all about this sound:

This video covers:

  • Voiced glottal fricative [ɦ] pronunciation
  • Example words
  • Comparison with voiceless sound [h]
  • H dropping

The full video is found here.

Related videos in the AXNting library are:

  • Voiceless glottal fricative /h/