L

L
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(See below)
Writing cursive forms of L
Usage
Writing systemLatin script
TypeAlphabet ic and Logographic
Language of originLatin language
Phonetic usage[l]
[ɫ]
[ɮ]
[ɬ]
[ʎ]
l/
Unicode valueU+004C, U+006C
Alphabetical position12
History
Development
Time period~-700 to present
Descendants • ɮ
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SistersЛ
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Variations(See below)
Other
Other letters commonly used withl(x), lj, ll, ly

L (named el l/)[1] is the twelfth letter of the modern English alphabet and the ISO basic Latin alphabet, used in words such as lagoon, lantern, and less.

History

Egyptian hieroglyph Phoenician
lamedh
Etruscan L Greek
Lambda
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PhoenicianL-01.svg EtruscanL-01.svg Lambda uc lc.svg

Lamedh may have come from a pictogram of an ox goad or cattle prod. Some have suggested a shepherd's staff.[2]

Other Languages
Acèh: L
Afrikaans: L
Alemannisch: L
አማርኛ: L
العربية: L
aragonés: L
ܐܪܡܝܐ: L
asturianu: L
Avañe'ẽ: L
azərbaycanca: L
تۆرکجه: L
বাংলা: L
Bân-lâm-gú: L
беларуская: L (літара)
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: L (літара)
български: L
bosanski: L
brezhoneg: L
català: L
Чӑвашла: L
čeština: L
corsu: L
Cymraeg: L
dansk: L
davvisámegiella: L
Deutsch: L
eesti: L
Ελληνικά: L
emiliàn e rumagnòl: L
español: L
Esperanto: L
euskara: L
فارسی: L
føroyskt: L
français: L (lettre)
Frysk: L
furlan: L
Gaeilge: L
Gaelg: Lhouan
Gàidhlig: L
galego: L
贛語: L
хальмг: L үзг
한국어: L
հայերեն: L (լատինական)
hrvatski: L
Ido: L
Ilokano: L
Bahasa Indonesia: L
íslenska: L
italiano: L
עברית: L
ქართული: L
kaszëbsczi: L
kernowek: L
Kiswahili: L
коми: L
Kreyòl ayisyen: L
kurdî: L (tîp)
Latina: L
latviešu: L
Lëtzebuergesch: L
lietuvių: L
lumbaart: L
magyar: L
македонски: L
मराठी: L
Bahasa Melayu: L
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: L
မြန်မာဘာသာ: အယ်လ် (အက္ခရာ)
Nāhuatl: L
Nederlands: L (letter)
日本語: L
Nordfriisk: L (buksteew)
norsk: L
norsk nynorsk: L
Nouormand: L
олык марий: L (латин тиште)
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: L (lotin)
polski: L
português: L
română: L
Runa Simi: L
русский: L
Scots: L
Seeltersk: L
sicilianu: L
Simple English: L
slovenčina: L
slovenščina: L
Sranantongo: L
српски / srpski: L (слово латинице)
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: L
Basa Sunda: L
suomi: L
svenska: L
Tagalog: L
தமிழ்: L
татарча/tatarça: L
ไทย: L
Türkçe: L
українська: L (латиниця)
اردو: L
vèneto: L
vepsän kel’: L
Tiếng Việt: L
Volapük: L
Winaray: L
ייִדיש: L
Yorùbá: L
粵語: L
Zazaki: L
žemaitėška: L
中文: L