See also: ら
The character ら with a handakuten.
ら゚ (romaji la)
- (nonstandard, linguistics) The hiragana syllable ら゚ (la). Its equivalent in katakana is ラ゚ (la)
[l] is an allophonic variation of /r/ in Japanese. This character is not used in standard Japanese, but instead for distinction between the two allophonic variations by Japanese linguists.