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Phoneme /l/

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/l/ is a consonant phoneme that occurs in English.

Pronunciation[edit | edit source]

Standard pronunciation varies depending on whether this sound precedes a vowel sound. If it precedes a vowel sound, then it’s known as a light l, and pronounced as a lateral approximant [l]. If there is no following vowel sound, such as at the end of a word or before a consonant sound, it’s pronounced as a velarised alveolar lateral approximant [ɫ].

Non-native pronunciation: Southern Chinese may pronounce /l/ as [n]. Japanese speakers have trouble with both /l/ and /r/.

Spelling[edit | edit source]

Spelling is consistently ⟨l⟩ or ⟨ll⟩.

References[edit | edit source]