L (named el ) is the twelfth letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet, used in words such as lagoon, lantern, and less.
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Letterlike Symbols

Letterlike SymbolsU+212Eletter-like symbol
A special letter-like symbol is sometimes used for this purpose in mathematics and elsewhere.

Transformation of text

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English alphabet

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L (named el ) is the twelfth letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet, used in words such as lagoon, lantern, and less.

Letter (alphabet)

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L (named el ) is the twelfth letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet, used in words such as lagoon, lantern, and less.

ISO basic Latin alphabet

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L (named el ) is the twelfth letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet, used in words such as lagoon, lantern, and less.

International Phonetic Alphabet

IPAPronunciationdiacritic
In phonetic and phonemic transcription, the International Phonetic Alphabet uses to represent the lateral alveolar approximant.

Dental, alveolar and postalveolar lateral approximants

lalveolar lateral approximantdark L
In phonetic and phonemic transcription, the International Phonetic Alphabet uses to represent the lateral alveolar approximant.

English orthography

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In English orthography, usually represents the phoneme, which can have several sound values, depending on the speaker's accent, and whether it occurs before or after a vowel.

Japanese language

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This velarization does not occur in many European languages that use ; it is also a factor making the pronunciation of difficult for users of languages that lack or have different values for it, such as Japanese or some southern dialects of Chinese.

Chinese language

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This velarization does not occur in many European languages that use ; it is also a factor making the pronunciation of difficult for users of languages that lack or have different values for it, such as Japanese or some southern dialects of Chinese.

Lambdacism

lambdacismand Ls with Ws
A medical condition or speech impediment restricting the pronunciation of is known as lambdacism.

Voiceless dental and alveolar lateral fricatives

voiceless alveolar lateral fricativevoiceless lateral fricativeɬ
Common digraphs include, which has a value identical to in English, but has the separate value voiceless alveolar lateral fricative (IPA ) in Welsh, where it can appear in an initial position.

Welsh language

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Common digraphs include, which has a value identical to in English, but has the separate value voiceless alveolar lateral fricative (IPA ) in Welsh, where it can appear in an initial position.

Palatal lateral approximant

palatal lateral approximantʎpalatal lateral
A palatal lateral approximant or palatal (IPA ) occurs in many languages, and is represented by in Italian, in Spanish and Catalan, in Portuguese, and in Latvian.

Italian language

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A palatal lateral approximant or palatal (IPA ) occurs in many languages, and is represented by in Italian, in Spanish and Catalan, in Portuguese, and in Latvian.

Spanish language

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A palatal lateral approximant or palatal (IPA ) occurs in many languages, and is represented by in Italian, in Spanish and Catalan, in Portuguese, and in Latvian.

Catalan language

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A palatal lateral approximant or palatal (IPA ) occurs in many languages, and is represented by in Italian, in Spanish and Catalan, in Portuguese, and in Latvian.

Portuguese language

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A palatal lateral approximant or palatal (IPA ) occurs in many languages, and is represented by in Italian, in Spanish and Catalan, in Portuguese, and in Latvian.

Latvian language

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A palatal lateral approximant or palatal (IPA ) occurs in many languages, and is represented by in Italian, in Spanish and Catalan, in Portuguese, and in Latvian.

Albanian lek

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The capital letter L is used as the currency sign for the Albanian lek and the Honduran lempira.

Honduran lempira

lempiralempirasHNL
The capital letter L is used as the currency sign for the Albanian lek and the Honduran lempira.