In maltese :
-/ʕ/ and /ɣ/ have merged into 'għ'. How is it pronounced?
-/ḥ/ and /χ/ have merged into 'ħ'. How is it pronounced?
I've tried multiple youtube videos and :
-'għ' sounded nothing like /ʕ/ or /ɣ/ but like an 'a'.
-'ħ' sounded nothing like /ḥ/ and /χ/ but like an 'h'.
Makes me think that those speaking in these videos are not native speakers.