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Emphatic Consonant (redirected from Emphatic consonants)
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
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.