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    lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.

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    To make the post-vocalic /l/ sound correctly, make sure you are smiling, lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.
    
    This is extracted from my training material. What does it mean?
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    Re: lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.

    Quote Originally Posted by ardmore View Post
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    To make the post-vocalic /l/ sound correctly, make sure you are smiling, lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.
    
    This is extracted from my training material. What does it mean?
    Thanks.
    Are you sure you have copied it correctly?

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    Re: lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.

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    How to Make this Sound: 
    To make the post-vocalic /l/ sound correctly, use a mirror to watch your
    mouth movement. Make sure you are smiling, lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound – if your lips are rounded, you are not making the right sound.
    

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    Re: lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.

    I got the answer from the author.
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    lips spread when (the why shouldn't be there) you get the /l/ sound ... you 
    should spread your lips or smile for the post-vocalic /l/
    But I still have question:
    lips spread=open mouth?
    or
    lips spread=round mouth?

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    Re: lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.

    Quote Originally Posted by ardmore View Post
    I got the answer from the author.
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    lips spread when (the why shouldn't be there) you get the /l/ sound ... you 
    should spread your lips or smile for the post-vocalic /l/
    But I still have question:
    lips spread=open mouth?
    or
    lips spread=round mouth?
    Open mouth, I should think.

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    Re: lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.

    I think the clue is in the word "smile". If you spread your lips in a smile, then you spread them horizontally across your face, and separate your lips so that your mouth is open.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: lips spread why when you get the /l/ sound.

    I don't get this. I've never seen anybody smile in order to say "l", post-vocalically or not.

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