No, Poete, that was your usual hackneyed use of language to both distance yourself and seem superior. It’s disingenuous to address a hypothetical group of caricatures, when your dispute was with what I wrote.
I don’t intend to turn my thread into a discussion about Poete Maudit, nonethless please note that I have the courtesy to address you directly and not, for example, state that “Some people are so needy and insecure that they recently dug up old threads to insult banned members, in order to get their daily dose of feelgoods.”
Yes, it's a dubious assertion, versus the self-evident veracity of an alleged pronunciation for which there is no evidence of it ever having existed.
Had I said “Hey guys, this is the correct way to pronounce Belial and anyone who doesn’t do so is wrong” you may have had reason to take exception - however, I simply offered a piece of UPG that I’d previously not bothered sharing (Belial being perfectly capable of sharing whatever he likes with whomever he likes) as context for the purpose of this post, which was a word that I’ve been given, and which has worked for me 100% of the time so far on every occasion when I used it.
The general protocols for sharing UPG are to flag it as such and I observed those, my conscience is therefore (as ever) clean on that matter.
So you're alleging that there is a phonetic phenomenon is the Semitic languages which could have have lead to יָעַל being pronounced as it is today from an original 'awl' sound? Do you have any evidence of this chain shift existing in Hebrew, and in particular in this case? I suspect you're simply throwing around terminology without any basis for its applicability to get a few 'likes' from those who don't know any better.
Oh dear, I think you see yourself in that mirror! lol
Chain shift is a known and widely documented phonetic phenomenon which exists in spoken languages as diverse as Bantu, the Chinese Xiamen dialect, all the romance languages, the Proto-Indo-European languages, and is what seperates Old High German from Old English, Old Saxon, etc.
I happened to discover this a few years ago when researching the Runes, while my dog was terminally ill and I was therefore highly motivated to get the intonations right, and I’ve stayed abreast of writing on the topic ever since.
It would be far more remarkable - verging on unique - for chain-shifts NOT to have affected the Semitic tongues, regardless of the written forms taken.
Chain shift often occurs as a result of exposure to foreign languages, and to people who speak your own language with an accent - it’s all but impossible to avoid.
And find me a single nation that doesn’t have regional variations in accent that directly affect how words sound, even though the written language is identical - in England alone, Geordie is different to Cornish is different to Mancunian.
So for that reason I’m not unduly distressed if pronounciation of a vowel sound differs from my own UPG which, may I yet again remind you, I was not in any event attempting to pursuade anyone else to adopt in the first place. I simply mentioned it as context.
Try it out, or don’t, it’s no difference to me - if you do try the word out, I wish you luck with it, though your skepticism about my mental competence will probably mean it doesn’t deliver.