Slender L Slender L
Let’s have a look at the variations of the slender L sound in Gaelic.
The slender L sound is made by pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth (palate) while pronouncing the letter, and occurs when the L is before or after an e or i. The slender L can be heard in leugh (read):
read a book
The slender L can also be heard in leig (let):
let me jump
We can also hear the slender L in the middle of words, such as cliabh (a creel):