Pronunciation Danish: ˈsd̥øð

A feature of many varieties of Danish. The phonetic form varies between a glottal stop and creaky voice. It occurs only in the coda of the syllable and its presence vs absence is contrastive. An example of a minimal pair: ånden (“breathing”) ˈʌnn vs ånden (“the spirit”) ˈʌnʔn. As can be seen from this example, the presence of stød cannot always be inferred from the spelling.