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  1. An Introduction to the IPA
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  2. Vowels: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  4. Vowels: Minimal Pairs
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  5. Consonants: Pronunciation Tutorials
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  6. Consonants: Pronunciation Exercises
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  7. Consonants: Minimal Pairs
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  8. 3 Pronunciations of Past Participles: -ED
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Lesson 7, Topic 7
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/l/ vs /ɫ/ – Light L vs Dark L

Peter Smissen March 2, 2018
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Complete the exercise by:

  1. Listening to the MP3 and noticing the sound differences
  2. Listening & repeating each word out loud.

help – help
help – heɫp

pull – pull
l – pʊɫ

pool – pool
pʉːl – pʉːɫ

circle – circle
ˈsɜːkl – ˈsɜːkɫ

little – little
ˈlɪtl – ˈlɪtɫ

cattle – cattle
ˈkætl – ˈkætɫ

email – email
ˈiːmæɪl – ˈiːmæɪɫ

deal – deal
diːl – diːɫ

detail – detail
ˈdiːtæɪl – ˈdiːtæɪɫ

puddle – puddle
ˈpɐdl – ˈpɐdɫ

milk – milk
lk – mɪɫk

whole – whole
l – hɔɫ

tall – tall
toːl – toːɫ

fall – fall
foːl – foːɫ

will – will
l – wɪɫ

all – all
l – oːɫ

paul – paul
poːl – poːɫ

girl – girl
gɜːl – gɜːɫ

call – call
kɔːl – kɔːɫ

real – real
rɪəl – rɪəɫ

feel – feel
fiːl – fiːɫ

wilt – wilt
lt – wɪɫt

quilt – quilt
kwɪlt – kwɪɫt

world – world
wɜːld – wɜːɫd

built – built
lt – bɪɫt

spilt – spilt
ˈspɪlt – ˈspɪɫt

salt – salt
sɔːlt – sɔːɫt

sell – sell
sel – seɫ

mill – mill
l – mɪɫ

bald – bald
boːld – boːɫd

Practice phrases to read out loud:

  1. The little lighter lad lit the bottle lightly.
  2. Liam frequently reads the original Bible.
  3. Lacey the bold bald bowler bowled a lazy ball.
  4. Larry’s felt his lucky lump of milk-white missiles.
  5. Let the full bottle of liquid fall down and flow out.
  6. I’ll tell you all the story of the grizzly’s glowing gullet.
  7. Luke pulled the pool‘s lid whilst juggling billiard balls.
  8. The guild of gliders filled with fuel flicked their valves on low.
  9. The blue sizzler sizzled as the drizzle slowly drizzled into the pool.
  10. Intellectuals are substantially more intelligent whilst looking on Google.