l  [l]

Dene Sųłiné, Lac Brochet  -  Phoneme: l [l]  -  IPA: Lateral approximant.

Word: ghelch’úl [ɣɛltʃ’úl] "smile"  -  Speaker: SP9

An example of a voiced lateral l realized as an approximant in syllable final position, before a stem initial consonant ch’ [tʃ’]. This is clearly an approximant, the length of this segment is characteristic of consonants in this position in the word.

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