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LL LL

Let’s have a look at how to pronounce the double L (ll) sounds in Gaelic.

The double L has a broad or slender sound, depending on whether the vowel that comes before it is broad (a, o, u) or slender (e, i). The broad ll can be heard in toll (a hole):

ll

toll

a hole

toll anns a' bhall

a hole in the ball

The slender ll can be heard in gille (a boy):

ll

gille

a boy