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How to pronounce 'L' as in 'LEG' in English

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London Sound
Lion Sound
Lighthouse Sound

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  1. Lyn will telephone a little later.
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  2. Lions like to laze about in the sun.
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  3. Lie on the pillow and look at the landing lights.
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  4. Will you lend me the little ball?
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  5. Emily coloured the palace black, blue and yellow.
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  6. They learnt alot that lunchtime.
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  7. The pleasant lady said hello.
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  8. He was glad that the well was full.
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  9. please stop pulling my sleeve and gloves.
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  10. Let's land the plane and have lunch.
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How to make this sound

To make the /l/ sound, lift and push the tongue tip up to the middle of the ridge just behind the two front top teeth while switching on voice. This is a voiced consonant.

Sound

Words with this sound

late colour nail blue cloud leaf melon camel black climb lion pillow shell planet glad lazy lollypop little pleasant glue loud telephone metal place glass limp loudly control fly line koala ball floor light television full slow lunch hello tail sleep lose toilet mail clean





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