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Saltillo (linguistics)

Index Saltillo (linguistics)

In Mexican linguistics, saltillo (Spanish, meaning "little skip") refers to a glottal stop consonant,. [1]

12 relations: Apostrophe, Classical Nahuatl, ʻOkina, Glottal stop, Glottal stop (letter), Hamza, Horacio Carochi, Indigenous languages of the Americas, Languages of Mexico, Nahuan languages, Phoneme, Spanish language.


The apostrophe ( ' or) character is a punctuation mark, and sometimes a diacritical mark, in languages that use the Latin alphabet and some other alphabets.

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Classical Nahuatl

Classical Nahuatl (also known simply as Aztec or Nahuatl) is any of the variants of Nahuatl, spoken in the Valley of Mexico and central Mexico as a lingua franca at the time of the 16th-century Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.

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The okina, also called by several other names, is a unicameral consonant letter used within the Latin script to mark the phonemic glottal stop, as it is used in many Polynesian languages.

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Glottal stop

The glottal stop is a type of consonantal sound used in many spoken languages, produced by obstructing airflow in the vocal tract or, more precisely, the glottis.

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Glottal stop (letter)

The sign is called glottal stop and it is a letter in some extended Latin alphabets of several languages of Canada.

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Hamza (همزة) (ء) is a letter in the Arabic alphabet, representing the glottal stop.

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Horacio Carochi

Horacio Carochi (1586–1666) was a Jesuit priest and grammarian who was born in Florence and died in Mexico.

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Indigenous languages of the Americas

Indigenous languages of the Americas are spoken by indigenous peoples from Alaska and Greenland to the southern tip of South America, encompassing the land masses that constitute the Americas.

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Languages of Mexico

Many different languages are spoken in Mexico.

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Nahuan languages

The Nahuan or Aztecan languages are those languages of the Uto-Aztecan language family that have undergone a sound change, known as Whorf's law, that changed an original *t to /tɬ/ before *a.

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A phoneme is one of the units of sound (or gesture in the case of sign languages, see chereme) that distinguish one word from another in a particular language.

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Spanish language

Spanish or Castilian, is a Western Romance language that originated in the Castile region of Spain and today has hundreds of millions of native speakers in Latin America and Spain.

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