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Non-Slender L Non-Slender L

Let’s have a look at the non-slender L sound in Gaelic.

The non-slender L sounds much like the English ‘L’ sound, and can be heard in baile (a town):

l

baile

a town

baile beag

a small town

The non-slender L can also be heard in cuilean (a puppy):

cuilean

a puppy

cuilean laghach

a nice puppy

It can also be heard in càil (anything):

càil

anything

chan eil càil

there isn't anything

A final example is sùil (an eye):

sùil

an eye