One remarkable feature of the Orkney accent as a variety of English, even if we compare it to various forms of English on a world scale, is that its speakers occasionally use non-pulmonic airstream, resulting in the production of ejectives.
There are some references to ejectives in English in the literature, but most of them are anecdotal (e.
Ejectives occur in word-final position, typically after vowels.
Ejectives may even occur when the underlying phoneme is voiced (cf.
The research also indicate that as elevation increases, so does the likelihood of languages with ejectives.
The results show a strong correlation between high altitude and the presence of ejectives in languages on, or near, five of the six major high altitude regions on earth where people live.
According to the results, the only region with high elevation where languages with ejectives are absent is the large Tibetan plateau and the adjacent areas.
Final ejectives are pronounced as ejectives in some dialects (Kari 1990; Tuttle 2005b); in others, the glottal component of the consonant occurs as laryngealization on the preceding vowel (Tuttle 2005b).
l) khe ol ces c'uldzes The ejective is heard to Tanzen 'He/she should separate itself as a Eng.
In Nootka voiceless stops may be distinctively ejective, and dorsals may bear distinctive secondary labialization.
Tolowa (Athabaskan, Northern Amerindian) has a contrast between plain and ejective stops in all oral noncontinuants; this contrast does not exist in the labials, however.
x [CHI] Nootka MOD constraints: VOICELESSSTOP/EJECTIVE Voiceless stops are ejective DORSALS/LABIALIZATION Dorsals are labialized