How are they hideous to the ears? Our ancestors used both those sounds for thousands of years until Syriac deteriorated from the 1500s onward...
That doesn't suddenly make them not hideous. Arabs and Dutchmen can say the same thing about speaking their languages being thousands of years old, but they both sound gross.
Classical Syriac sounds just like Western Syriac but with some more sounds like Peh and Veth.
A video would be nice.
Hideous to the ears but eastern dialects have no problem using J, Cheh, and ZH (s in Treasure) sounds? J and Cheh in Aramaic sound hideous to my ears.
Zh sounds nice. It makes words flow better like treasure, de jure, and Urmignaye.
Ch can get annoying. Words can always go through the change of ch->sh, like in chandelier. However, it might make our language sound too feminine. I'm not one of those Assyrians that changes kelba/chelba(dog), kayka/chaycha(cake), keeki/cheechi(teeth), etc. Like chengel(fork) can become shengel, but not kengel in my opinion.
J isn't used that much, but can always shift to zh(which it basically sounds like anyway) or g if necessary. Panjara(window), Jilvaye/Jilwaye(Assyrians from Jilu), and junta(purse/suitcase) can easily switch to panzhara, Zhilvaye/Zhilwaye, and zhunta, respectively.
I also think any word can shift between ch, j, and zh without sounding weird. Panchara/Panjara/Panzhara all sound harmonious to me.
Not just that but doesn't having J and ZH in Syriac actually make it closer to Arabic?
They're not used in the same context most of the time.
'ayn and "HH" are part of the heritage that are an integral part of the language. Those two sounds existed in Syriac before Arabic even existed.
So? 'Ayn sounds like someone is punching/giving you a weird massage while you're speaking. "I'm in p'ayn and I've g'ayned some weight." <- Illustrating my point. It also sounds very Arabic, since it has practically went extinct in Eastern Assyrian. "HH" sounds like you are taking a breath mid-sentence. The only word I can think of that uses it is Kah'wy(brown), which by the way, sounds terrible.
so no, Classical Syriac isn't closer to Arabic as even Hebrew had Ayn and HH in their language before they butchered it with German...
I haven't listened to Classical Syriac(which I'll do now), but if these two sounds are prevalent, it can't sound that nice.