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The Pronunciation of /l/ Gerber Luca ET’S TALK ABOUT
Pronounce these words: Life Black Milk Alone Calm Wales Long Apply Could Helmet Golf Miles Walk Ugly Influence Albert Feel Palm Field Illiterate Spleen Culture Half Legitimate
Put them into groups Milk Field Golf Albert Culture Helmet Feel Miles Wales Life Long Legitmate Black Ugly Spleen Influence Apply Illiterate Alone Calm Could Walk Palm Half Clear L Dark LSilent L
/l/ Has Two Allophones An allophone is a phonetic variant of a phoneme in a particular language The sound is articulated when air passes over the back of the tongue instead of merely alongside the tip of the tongue. While the back of the tongue is high, the center of the tongue dips lower. The tip of the tongue may point upward, but does not necessarily touch the inside of the mouth. The tip of the tongue is placed against the middle of the tooth ridge. The sound is created when air travels alongside the tip of the tongue, between the front of the tongue and the side teeth.
The Hungarian pronunciation of /l/ Láb Lesz Lék Beszél Pál Száll Spiritualitás Unalom Álom Délben Clear L
l is pronounced with a velar gesture dark l It sounds as if an [o]-like vowel was inserted before it milk / m ɪ o ɫ k / feel / fi:o ɫ / [ ɫ ] may even disappear l is replaced by a vowel L-vocalization Dark L
Cockney - Homophones Sort Fought Pause Water Salt Fault Paul’s Walter
When is /l/ realised as clear? Life Long Legitmate Black Ugly Spleen Influence Apply Illiterate Alone Before a vowel
When is /l/ realised as dark? Milk Field Golf Albert Culture Helmet Feel Miles Wales Before a consonant End of the word
Does it really matter? Dictionaries do not show the difference between clear /l/ and dark /l/ Life/ la ɪ f / Culture / ˈ k ʌ l ʧ ə /
Let’s practise You old fool, they’ll kill you if you always trouble them! Gerald walked alone till about half past twelve. People are awfully lazy in the middle of July.