The letter L is usually pronounced similarly to L in English, except that it’s dental rather than alveolar (see consonant lesson, "place of articulation"). Phonetic symbol: [l].
|the letter l|
However, in most words with a vowel plus IL, L is pronounced like a Y. Phonetic symbol: [j].
LL may be pronounced either way – learn more.
- Letter combinations: AIL | EIL | EUIL | IL | LL | ŒIL | UEIL | UIL
- Introduction to consonants
- French alphabet
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