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Pronunciation skills: Syllabic l

This lesson practises the pronunciation of syllabic l. Normally, a syllable contains a vowel, but sometimes l can form a syllable without any vowel sound, as in people, with the second syllable consisting simply of the sounds /p/ + /l/, with no vowel between them. Syllabic l occurs in a lot of words with the spelling ‘consonant + le’. It also occcurs when the contraction ‘ll occurs after a consonant sound, as in that’ll do.

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