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{{IPA symbol|l|IPA phoneme /l/|look /lʊk/}}
 
{{IPA symbol|l|IPA phoneme /l/|look /lʊk/}}
 
In English, both in [[Received Pronunciation]] and in [[General American]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/l/''' (lower case L) corresponds to the initial [[consonant]] sound in words like "look" and "last" and the final one in "school" and "girl".
 
In English, both in [[Received Pronunciation]] and in [[General American]], the [[IPA]] [[phonetic symbol]] '''/l/''' (lower case L) corresponds to the initial [[consonant]] sound in words like "look" and "last" and the final one in "school" and "girl".
 
When /l/ occurs at the end of a [[syllable]] or before a consonant, the tongue usually comes towards the back of the mouth.<ref>''Encyclopaedia Britannica'', [https://www.britannica.com/topic/velarization Velarization].</ref> Some speech pronunciation coaches call it a "[[IPA phonetic symbol 〚ɫ〛|dark L]]".
 
  
 
In [[Estuary English]] /l/ in final position is a vowel. For example ''milk'' is pronounced [mɪok] and ''middle'' is [ˈmɪdo].
 
In [[Estuary English]] /l/ in final position is a vowel. For example ''milk'' is pronounced [mɪok] and ''middle'' is [ˈmɪdo].
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==Common words==
 
==Common words==
 
Initial pronunciation of '''/l/''':  
 
Initial pronunciation of '''/l/''':  
*large - last - late - leave - let - life - like - little - live - long - look - lot - love
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*large - last - let - life - like - live - long - lot - look - love
 
 
Medial pronunciation of '''/l/''':
 
*As "l": also - child - clear - help - include - old - only - place - problem - world
 
*As "ll": actually - allow - challenge - college - dollar - follow - really - village
 
  
 
Final pronunciation of '''/l/''':  
 
Final pronunciation of '''/l/''':  
*As "l": control - deal - feel - level - school - several - social - total - travel - until
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*As "l": control - feel - level - school - total - travel - until
*As "ll": all - call - cell - fall - full - kill - sell - skill - small - still - tell - wall - well - will
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*As "ll": all - call - small - still - tell - well - will
*With [[magic e]]: file - mile - module - role - rule - sale - smile - style - while - whole
 
*With [[silent e]]: able - available - couple - example - little - people - possible - table
 
  
 
==Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1==
 
==Anticipated pronunciation difficulties depending on L1==
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
*[[IPA phonetic symbol 〚l̩〛|IPA phonetic symbol <nowiki>[l̩]</nowiki>]] (syllabic /l/)
 
*[[IPA phonetic symbol 〚l̩〛|IPA phonetic symbol <nowiki>[l̩]</nowiki>]] (syllabic /l/)
*[[IPA phonetic symbol 〚ɫ〛|IPA phonetic symbol <nowiki>[ɫ]</nowiki>]] (velarised /l/)
 
 
*[[Lesson:L vs R]]
 
*[[Lesson:L vs R]]
*[[Decoding the letter L]]
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*[[Pronunciation of the letter L]]
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

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