Mark J. Reed wrote: > On Thu, Sep 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM, <deinx nxtxr> <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> YAEPT: Yes and some of us actually do pronounce the /l/ in those word even >> if we don't in "talk" or "walk". IML [-ɑlm]. > > I'd be surprised if you really had an [l] there; seems more likely to > be an [ɫ], which is what I have. Although I also pronounce the L's > in "talk" and "walk", so there are clearly differences in our 'lects. Yes, the /l/ will have a varying degree of darkening depending on my mode of speech, and could even reach the point of being inaudible. The darkening of final /l/ in languages like English or Portuguese, and historically in French or Dutch, is one reason I tend to shy away it in auxlangs like SASXSEK though I let a few of them slide through ("bal").