Emphatic Consonant

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Emphatic Consonant

 

a consonant with an extra articulatory characteristic produced by an increase in glottal laryngeal tension upon articulation. Emphatic consonants in Semitic languages are produced by pharyngealization.

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in this article by transliteration of the emphatic consonants with
This explains why the Persian words have gemination, /w/, and emphatic consonants.
Lonnet and Simeone-Serelle also confirm that the emphatic consonants of MSA are glottalized rather than pharyngealized, placing MSA with Ethiopic, against Arabic; this supports the conclusion that Proto-Semitic emphatics were glottalized ejectives.