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Is there a dark L or a light L in the word, really? That is the most difficult English word I pronounce. Or dark L -> light L?
Thank you so much as usual and have a good day.
It varies from speaker to speaker and where the syllable division is made. For those who make the break after the /l/, it tends to be dark; for those who make the break before the /l/ it tends to be light.
For some speakers the word can rhyme with 'freely', for some with 'frilly'.
Last edited by 5jj; 12-Jan-2013 at 10:10. Reason: typo
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Thank you so much and what about you? When you pronounce it, the tip of your tongue touches the alveolar ridge in the /l/,or not?