I am a native English speaker with a British accent.
When I say words like: lion, liver, below etc. - there is definite contact between my tongue and teeth/roof of the mouth.
When I say words like: golf, golfer, wolf, else.
I don't notice my tongue touching my teeth or roof of the mouth. Is this normal? If I make a conscious effort to make contact when saying "golf" it sounds odd.
Should there always be contact (between the tongue and teeth/roof of mouth) when pronouncing the "l" in these words?