Please listen to my pronunciation.

When I say "seagull", when making the L sound, my tongue makes contact with the area behind my front teeth. It's an /l/.

But for "seagulls", there is no contact at all between my tongue and my mouth.


  1. What is the phonetic transcription for the way that I pronounce "L" in "seagulls"? (I don't think it's /l/ because there is no contact as mentioned above. Or can it still be /l/ without contact?)

  2. Also, here is "golf". Also no L sound. What is the transcription? http://vocaroo.com/i/s0NvuYmJJOYh

  • All I hear is L, L, and L. If that's your voice, you have the voice of a professional announcer. – Yosef Baskin Jun 2 '17 at 22:36

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