Epiglottis

The glottis is the area of the larynx that holds the vocal cords. It also houses the vocal folds and the spaces between them. The glottis helps with the creation and development of human speech. The glottis' vocal folds create sound vibrations that make buzzing sounds. This process allows speech to occur. The glottis especially helps with pronunciation. A person can speak in different dialects if they learn how to control this area of the body. The glottis is only about one inch long and is...

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    Full Epiglottis Description

    [Continued from above] . . . located amid the lower part of the pharynx and the vocal cords. It leads into the windpipe and there its measurements alter as a result of the vocal cords vibrating.