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See also: I [U+0049 LATIN CAPITAL LETTER I], 1 [U+0031 DIGIT ONE], ӏ [U+04CF CYRILLIC SMALL LETTER PALOCHKA], Ӏ [U+04C0 CYRILLIC LETTER PALOCHKA], and Appendix:Variations of "l"

l U+006C, l
LATIN SMALL LETTER L
k
[U+006B]
Basic Latin m
[U+006D]
ˡ U+02E1, ˡ
MODIFIER LETTER SMALL L
ˠ
[U+02E0]
Spacing Modifier Letters ˢ
[U+02E2]
U+217C, ⅼ
SMALL ROMAN NUMERAL FIFTY

[U+217B]
Number Forms
[U+217D]
U+FF4C, l
FULLWIDTH LATIN SMALL LETTER L

[U+FF4B]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FF4D]

Translingual

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l (upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:l.

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Etymology 1

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  • IPA:(file)

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l

  1. (IPA) an alveolar lateral approximant.
    (superscript ⟨ˡ⟩) lateral release; also [l]-coloring or a weak, fleeting or epenthetic [l] – see ⟨ˡ⟩.
  2. litre or liter
    Synonym:
  3. The Roman numeral representing 50.
  4. (linear) length (arclength is often denoted with a cursive l)

Quotations

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For quotations using this term, see Citations:l.

Synonyms

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  • (litre): L

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l

  1. , the Roman numeral fifty (50)

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Other representations of L:

English

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Etymology 1

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Pronunciation

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Audio (US):(file)
Audio (UK):(file)
Rhymes: -ɛl
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /l/
  • (main allophones) IPA(key): [l], [ɫ], [w]

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l (lower case, upper case L, plural ls or l's)

  1. The twelfth letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.
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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The ordinal number twelfth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2

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Abbreviation.

  1. (stenoscript) the sound sequence /ɛl/.
  2. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of will.
  3. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of well.
  4. (stenoscript) Abbreviation of all.
  5. (stenoscript) the suffix -ly or word-final syllable /liː/.

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Noun

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l

  1. Abbreviation of litre/liter.
  2. Abbreviation of pound (sterling), derived from Latin libra.
    Alternative form: l.
    • 1837, Joseph Chitty, The Practice of the Law in All Its Principal Departments, page 116:
      And where a barrister, in summing up the items proved before him as arbitrator, misadded them, and thereby by mistake omitted 23l. in favour of the plaintiff, the Court, even at the instance of the barrister, would not allow an amendment, the defendant's counsel objecting.
  3. Abbreviation of leaf.
  4. (law) Abbreviation of line.

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Interjection

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l

  1. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:) (Internet slang) Clipping of lol.

Azerbaijani

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Etymology 1

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l lower case (upper case L)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
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Abbreviation.

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l

  1. Abbreviation of iyul (July).
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Used to prevent the mishearing of iyul (July) as iyun (June); see also n.

Basque

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ele and written in the Latin script.

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Central Mazahua

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l (upper case L)

  1. A letter of the Mazahua alphabet.

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Chipewyan

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  1. IPA(key): /ɮ/

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l (upper case L)

  1. A letter of the Chipewyan alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Dutch

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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l m (plural l'en, diminutive l'etje n)

  1. (euphemistic) Short for lul or any other word starting with an l.

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  • Previous letter: k
  • Next letter: m

Esperanto

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Esperanto alphabet, called lo and written in the Latin script.

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Estonian

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Estonian Wikipedia has an article on:
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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called ell and written in the Latin script.

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Faroese

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l (upper case L)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Faroese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Finnish

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The Finnish orthography using the Latin script was based on those of Swedish, German and Latin, and was first used in the mid-16th century. No earlier script is known. See the Wikipedia article on Finnish for more information, and l for information on the development of the glyph itself.

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called äl or el and written in the Latin script.

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French

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the French alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Fula

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. A letter of the Fula alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Gothic

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Romanization

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l

  1. Romanization of 𐌻

Haitian Creole

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Etymology

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Contraction of li, from French lui.

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l

  1. Contraction of li.

Hungarian

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Pronunciation

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  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈl]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈɛlː]

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Hungarian alphabet, called ell and written in the Latin script.

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Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative l l-ek
accusative l-et l-eket
dative l-nek l-eknek
instrumental l-lel l-ekkel
causal-final l-ért l-ekért
translative l-lé l-ekké
terminative l-ig l-ekig
essive-formal l-ként l-ekként
essive-modal
inessive l-ben l-ekben
superessive l-en l-eken
adessive l-nél l-eknél
illative l-be l-ekbe
sublative l-re l-ekre
allative l-hez l-ekhez
elative l-ből l-ekből
delative l-ről l-ekről
ablative l-től l-ektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
l-é l-eké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
l-éi l-ekéi
Possessive forms of l
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. l-em l-jeim
2nd person sing. l-ed l-jeid
3rd person sing. l-je l-jei
1st person plural l-ünk l-jeink
2nd person plural l-etek l-jeitek
3rd person plural l-jük l-jeik

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  • l in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

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  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /l/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /le/

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l (upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Indonesian

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Indonesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Italian

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l f or m (invariable, lower case, upper case L)

  1. The tenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called elle and written in the Latin script.

Kashubian

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Etymology

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The Kashubian orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the Kashubian alphabet article on Wikipedia for more, and l for development of the glyph itself.

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Kashubian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Ladin

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l m (singular)

  1. the

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Latvian

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Latvian Wikipedia has an article on:
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Proposed in 1908 as part of the new Latvian spelling by the scientific commission headed by K. Mīlenbahs, which was accepted and began to be taught in schools in 1909. Prior to that, Latvian had been written in German Fraktur, and sporadically in Cyrillic.

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Latvian alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

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Livonian

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l (upper case L)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Livonian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Malay

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Maltese

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The sixteenth letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Mirandese

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l m pl (plural ls, feminine la, feminine plural las)

  1. the (definite article)
    l cochino come maçanas
    the pig eats apples

Norwegian

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  • (letter name): IPA(key): /elː/, /ɛlː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /l/, /ɭ/, /ɽ/
  • Audio:(file)

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l

  1. The 12th letter of the Norwegian alphabet.

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  • /ɭ/ Retroflex, merge of rl.
  • /ɽ/ Tjukk L (thick L), a phenomemon found in the eastern part of Norway, around Oslo and north.

Nupe

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Nupe alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Polish

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Etymology

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The Polish orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the history of Polish orthography article on Wikipedia for more, and l for development of the glyph itself.

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Polish alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

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Portuguese

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
    1. (humorous, possibly offensive) Sometimes, the consonant r is changed to l when depicting stereotypical speech of a Chinese person
      • 1989, "O estranho que veio da China", Ranma ½, episode 1, Brazilian dub
        Chinese man: [speaking in broken Portuguese] Vocês, senholes, muito estlanhos, não? Este lugar muito peligoso! Ninguém usa agola, tem mais de cem fontes aqui. E cada uma delas tem uma lenda telivelmente tlágica!
        Chinese man: [speaking in broken Portuguese] You, gentlemen, are very weird, no? This place is very dangerous! Nobody uses it nowadays, it has more than one hundred springs here. And each one has a terribly tragic legend.

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Romani

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. (International Standard) The sixteenth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  2. (Pan-Vlax) The seventeenth letter of the Romani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Romanian

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called el, le, or and written in the Latin script.

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Scottish Gaelic

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The tenth letter of the Scottish Gaelic alphabet, written in the Latin script. It is preceded by i and followed by m. Its traditional name is luis (rowan).

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Serbo-Croatian

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  • L (uppercase)

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l (Cyrillic spelling л)

  1. The 16th letter of the Serbo-Croatian Latin alphabet (gajica), preceded by k and followed by lj.

Seri

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l (upper case L)

  1. The tenth letter of the Seri alphabet, called heḻe and written in the Latin script.

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  • Moser, Mary B., Marlett, Stephen A. (2010) Comcaac quih yaza quih hant ihiip hac: cmiique iitom - cocsar iitom - maricaana iitom [Seri-Spanish-English Dictionary], 2nd edition, Hermosillo: Plaza y Valdés Editores, →ISBN, page 440.

Silesian

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Etymology

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The Silesian orthography is based on the Latin alphabet. No earlier script is known. See the Silesian language article on Wikipedia for more, and l for development of the glyph itself.

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Silesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Skolt Sami

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l (upper case L)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Skolt Sami alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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Spanish

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.

Tagalog

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Spanish l. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English l.
  • Abakada alphabet pronunciation is influenced by Baybayin character (la).
  • Abecedario pronunciation is from Spanish l.

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  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔel/ [ˈʔɛl] (letter name, Filipino alphabet)
    • IPA(key): /ˈla/ [ˈla] (letter name, Abakada alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -a
    • IPA(key): /ˈʔele/ [ˈʔɛː.lɛ] (letter name, Abecedario)
    • IPA(key): /l/ [l] (phoneme)

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l (lower case, upper case L, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜎ᜔)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Filipino alphabet), called el and written in the Latin script.

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l (lower case, upper case L, Baybayin spelling )

  1. The ninth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abakada alphabet), called la and written in the Latin script.

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l (lower case, upper case L, Baybayin spelling ᜁᜎᜒ)

  1. (historical) The thirteenth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abecedario), called ele and written in the Latin script.

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  • l”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Turkish

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Turkish alphabet, called le and written in the Latin script.

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Turkmen

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l (upper case L)

  1. The fourteenth letter of the Turkmen alphabet, called el and written in the Latin script.

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Yele

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l (upper case L)

  1. A letter of the Yele alphabet.

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  • The digraph lv transcribes the single consonant /l͡βʲ/

There is a digraph for palatalized ⟨ly⟩ (/lʲ/).

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Yoruba

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Yoruba alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

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Zulu

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l (lower case, upper case L)

  1. The twelfth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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