Is it just the simultaneousness? Also - can a sequence of say uvular stop and glottal stop become - diachronically - an uvular ejective? Thanks :))

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    No. Ejective stops are co-articulated. The glottis closes at the same time as (or slightly after) the oral stop being glottalized, then the glottis rises, compressing the airspace and creating a high pressure pocket behind the oral stop. The oral stop is then released, with high-pressure expulsion of the pressurized air behind it. A sequence of oral stop plus glottal stop doesn't come close.
    – jlawler
    Oct 12, 2013 at 21:54


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