But gutturals can’t take shwas, can they?Actually lihyot is the technically correct pronunciation, but many speakers find it difficult to pronounce "h" at the end of a syllable, so they add "e" or "i". Those who drop the "h" just say "liyot".
But gutturals can’t take shwas, can they?
That’s why if you remove the ל you’re left with היות heyot, in which the first letter has a compound shwa.
So, when we add ל to the beginning shouldn’t it have the corresponding full vowel, namely סגול? Witness לעמוד and לאמור.