Voiceless Glottal Fricative (Lower-case H)


Articulator: vocal folds

Point of Articulation: glottis

Manner of Articulation: Fricative: The articulator makes a narrow constriction against the point of articulation, so when the air flow goes through the oral passage, frication noise is heard.

Voice: voiceless – Vocal folds are apart and are not vibrating.
*Phonetically this sound is simply the voiceless counterpart of whatever vowel follows it.