Snetkova M.S. The Origins and the Use of the Galician gheada
This article describes the origins and the use of the Galician gheada, which involves the pronunciation of the voiced velar occlusive [g] or fricative [ɣ] as a voiceless pharyngeal [h], as well as social attitudes towards it. Although accepted by the language norms, this phonetic phenomenon is marked sociolinguistically and keeps generating controversy among linguists and native speakers.
gheada, Galician language, the theory of the internal evolution of gheada, the adstrate theory, gheada in art and society