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How to Say the L sound in American English Part 1 | The Light L Sound | L vs R

In this American English pronunciation lesson you will learn all about the pronunciation of L at the beginning of words and syllables (the Light L sound) and you will learn how to distinguish L vs R.

Click here to learn about L at the end of words and syllables or Dark L.

Key Takeaways:

1) The front, or blade, of the tongue presses against the back top teeth in a quick press-and-release movement.

2) The sides of the tongue are relaxed and air flows out over the sides of the tongue.

3) The lips are relaxed and not at all rounded.

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