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    From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    https://au.news.yahoo.com/nsw/video/watch/24352754/backing-for-carney/

    The above is the Video about AU rugby player Carney being sacked, you can start from 3:00, when the reporter mentioned "NRL", she sounds like NR"will" to me!!

    my question is:
    - how exactly did the female reporter pronounce the word "L"?
    - is that Australian accent? or "L" actually should be pronounced like that??

    thanks!
    Last edited by didagwen; 02-Jul-2014 at 07:48.

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    Quote Originally Posted by didagwen View Post
    thx!
    Welcome to UsingEnglish.com, didagwen!

    Please note that such abbreviations as 'thx' are unacceptable on this forum.

    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    That lady has, for me, a very pronounced Australian accent. You're right that it doesn't sound like "ell" which is how we say it in British English, but she simply uses the pronunciation of her particular Australian accent.

    Note to other users - if you paste that link into your browser and wait for it to play, you will get an advert which, at first glance, could be construed to be porn. It is a legitimate advert for a particular medical condition to do with intimacy. However, I suggest everyone skips straight to 3:00 for the relevant part of the news story.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    I suggest they watch the first presenter who says 'NRL' in a more usual Australian accent, at about 0:15-0:16.
    The women has an accent that we call 'broad', and will probably keep her as a field reporter rather than a major desk reporter.
    At about 2:10 you'll get a typical football player's rendition of 'NRL'.

    emsr2d2, you must have got a different ad from what I did.

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    how do they pronounce "L"

    However the L they want to, apparently.

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    thanks for letting me know!!
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 02-Jul-2014 at 13:03. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    Thanks everyone!!

    Yeah... I know the advert before the official video, hope it doesn't disturb anyone
    Most of the time it should be a Coles(supermarket) advert, which seems to be more legitimate haha

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    Quote Originally Posted by didagwen View Post
    Thanks for letting me know.
    didagwen, there is no need to write a new post to say Thank you or to quote our replies back to us. Additionally, it is inconsiderate of you to write a sentence that needs to be corrected. Simply click the Thank button on any posts you find helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question. It saves everybody's time.



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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    Quote Originally Posted by didagwen View Post
    she sounds like NR"will" to me!!
    It sounds like NR"roll" to me, is there something wrong with my hearing?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: From the Australian 7 news - how do they pronounce "L"

    She has a strong Australian accent to my ear, but you will find British speakers who pronounce the letter like that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    emsr2d2, you must have got a different ad from what I did.
    I got thirty seconds of a skin care product.

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