'ejectives,' also called 'glottalic egressives' I think, are produced with
the glottis shut, using the pressure of the air *above* the glottis, not
pressure from the lungs.  After the stop is produced, the glottis is
released, producing a glottal stop.

They sound kind of like a regular stop followed very quickly by a glottal
stop, but you have to remember that that first stop is not produced with
lung air, but with air compressed between the closed glottis and the point

(A glottal stop, by the way, is the sound between "uh" and "oh" in the

On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, H. S. Teoh wrote:

> Excuse my ignorance... what *is* the difference between an ejective stop
> and an aspirated stop? :-)