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Today´s consensus is that the emphatic sounds were realized as glottalized (as, e.g., in Akkadian), not as pharyngalized (cf., e.g., Arabic). Therefore, one for a root, no more (in Akkadian, known as the Geers´ Law). The problem with Huehnergard´s theory (as I see it) is that it reconstructs/creates quite a lot of roots with two emphatic radicals in his ...

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