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- A diacritic used in the International Phonetic Alphabet for ejective and other glottalized consonants
- [kʼ], [tʼ], [sʼ], etc.
- A component of the Navajo alphabet. It is not a separate letter, but it is used before or after a vowel to indicate a glottal stop. In addition, it is part of the following Navajo letters: chʼ, kʼ, tʼ, tłʼ, tsʼ. If a vowel begins a word, it is pronounced with a glottal stop at the beginning, but the stop usually is not written: ooljééʼ (sometimes spelled ʼooljééʼ).