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    Default How do you write 'll

    Hello all,

    I have to teach a grammar lesson on 'will' soon. I was wondering how would I write the contracted form of 'will' using the phonemic alphabet?

    Would it simply be, /l/?

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    Default Re: How do you write 'll

    Quote Originally Posted by shroob View Post
    Would it simply be, /l/?
    Yep. You'll be writing just the sound belonging to the "ll" spelling, so it's just /l/.

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    Default Re: How do you write 'll

    /l/ is fine when 'll follows a pronoun; after names, 'll is often a full syllable - you'll need /əl/:

    Harry'll be hear at ten.

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    Default Re: How do you write 'll

    Quote Originally Posted by shroob View Post
    Hello all,

    I have to teach a grammar lesson on 'will' soon. I was wondering how would I write the contracted form of 'will' using the phonemic alphabet?

    Would it simply be, /l/?

    Thanks for your help,
    Shroob
    It's [ɫ] in many accents, but the phoneme is indeed /l/.

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    Default Re: How do you write 'll

    Quote Originally Posted by musuoka View Post
    Will promote the focus on low prices and cost savings.
    "Consumers are more and more thoughtful than ever the price, especially in the daily procurement." When someone searches for a product, you know they are interested; report their use of publicity, you have the highest quality and most reasonable price, you more likely to win their clicks. "
    Welcome to the forum, musuoka. Do you have a question about the words you have posted? If you have, please make it clear what your question is. Unless it is connected with the phonemic/phonetic transcription of "'ll", please start another thread with your question.

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    It was a spammer warming-up.

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