Stop

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A stop is a manner of articulation, a consonant where air is held back when uttering it.

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In a more precise phonetic terminology, stops also include noncontinuant nasals, like [m], [n], [ɲ], or [ŋ]. The phonologist's stop is the phoneticians plosive or explosive.

Examples found in English

[p], [b], [t], [d], [k], [g], and, nonphonemically, [ʔ]

Other languages

German Plosiv

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