Difference between revisions of "Aspiration"
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Aspiration refers to the delay of vibration of the vocal cords after the production of a voiceless consonant.
There is a short period of air stream heard as a 'h'-like puff, designated with the phonetic symbol [h], as in English pin: [phin].
In some languages (cf. English) aspiration is predictable and position-bound.