Some articles on voice onset, onset:
... The duration between the release of the stop and the voice onset is called the voice onset time (VOT) or the aspiration interval ... so that there is a long period of voiceless airflow (a phonetic ) before the onset of the vowel ... immediately following the release, and there is little or no aspiration (a voice onset time close to zero) ...
... (See voice onset time.) An old IPA symbol for light aspiration was (that is, like a rotated ejective symbol), but this is no longer commonly used ... with the details of voice onset time given numerically ... Spanish /p t k/, for example, have voice onset times (VOTs) of about 5, 10, and 30 milliseconds, whereas English /p t k/ have VOTs of about 60, 70, and ...
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