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  • Hello there!

  • This is theSounds Americanchannel.

  • In this video were going to talk about the American consonant sound /l/,

  • as in the wordlet”.

  • You can also hear this sound in words likelow,”

  • world,”

  • like,”

  • orplace.”

  • Well be using a special phonetic symbol - /l/ - for this sound.

  • Many non-native English speakers have the /l/ sound in their native language,

  • but there may be subtle differences in how it’s pronounced.

  • These people typically are not aware that they have difficulty making the /l/ sound.

  • Other people don’t have the /l/ sound in their native language

  • and theyre very aware that they can’t pronounce the /l/ correctly.

  • They may sometimes confuse the /l/ with the /r/ or replace it with more familiar sounds.

  • Since youre watching this video you may likely fall into one of the categories :).

  • So, let’s find out how to make this sound.

  • OK.

  • First, slightly open your mouth.

  • Next, pay attention to the position of your tongue.

  • This is key to making a correct /l/ sound.

  • Touch the alveolar ridge behind your upper front teeth with the tip of your tongue.

  • If you don’t know what the alveolar ridge is,

  • that’s where the pointer is right now.

  • Now, lower the back of your tongue.

  • If you make this sound correctly, you should be able to stretch out this sound,

  • like this:

  • /l-l-l-l/.

  • Let’s try saying it:

  • /l/

  • /l/

  • /l/

  • Now, let’s practice the /l/ sound in some words.

  • Youll see a word on the screen and hear its pronunciation.

  • Like this.

  • Youll have a few seconds to pronounce the word.

  • [sound prompt to start speaking]

  • Make sure you repeat the words after the speaker,

  • - that’s the only way to learn to pronounce the /l/ sound correctly.

  • Let’s begin.

  • Let’s pause here for a second and check how youre making the /l/ sound.

  • The tip of your tongue should be touching the alveolar ridge

  • behind your upper front teeth

  • and the back of your tongue should be lowered.

  • Let’s continue practicing.

  • Youre done! Congratulations!

  • Did you know that there are two variations

  • of the pronunciation of the /l/ sound

  • based on its position in a word?

  • The /l/ at the beginning of a word

  • or before a vowel sound,

  • as in a wordplate”,

  • is called a light /l/

  • and we covered its pronunciation in this video.

  • The /l/ at the end of a word

  • or after a vowel,

  • as in wordspaleorcall’,

  • is called a dark /l/.

  • This will be a topic of one of our future videos

  • on the Sounds American channel!

  • Stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe!

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輔音/l/如 "let"-美式英語發音 (Consonant Sound / l / as in “let”- American English Pronunciation)

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