Palatal lateral approximant

The voiced palatal lateral approximant ( a voiced, lateral, formed the hard palate approximate volume ) has the following in different languages ​​phonetic and orthographic realizations:

  • Spanish [ ʎ ]: corresponds to the digraph ll and silbenauslautendem l before a palatal consonant. In many varieties with [ ʝ ] collapsed (see yeismo ). Example: lluvia [ ʎuβja ]
  • Example: bacalhau [ bɐkɐʎaw ]