Phonemicization of the glottal stop due to political correctness in German
Hubert Haider
September 2021
 

[Feedback & response included]. In standard German usage such as in public broadcasting and TV, the glottal stop has recently turned phonemic. Up to the present, it has been allophonic only. This change is an immediate outcome of politically correct gendering. As a consequence, since roughly a year and a half, the number of German phonemes has grown by one, viz. the glottal stop.
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keywords: phonology, glottal stop, from allophone to phoneme, socio-linguistics, morphology, diachrony, language fashions, political correctness, gender, gendering, sex and language.
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