The transcription of the Georgian letter is l.
 'ლ' is pronounced exactly like English [l] in 'leg'.

Recordings:
 

 
ლომი
კალათა
რვეული
lomi
k'alata
rveuli
 lion
basket
notebook
 
ეს არის ლალის რვეული
ეს ლალის რვეულია
es aris lalis rveuli
es lalis rveuli-a
this is lali's notebook
this lali's notebook-is
This is Lali's notebook
This is Lali's notebook

Click here to listen:
l_f.mp3 Speaker 1
l_m.mp3 Speaker 2

When pronouncing the consonant  'ლ', the tip of the tongue is set against the front teeth, slightly upwards and the air passes through the opening between the sides of the tongue and the cheeks.



The letter written or typed in this way is called lasi.

It is traced out with one movement of the hand and is written between the three lower lines: movement  of the hand begins a bit below the lower middle line, goes downwards from left to right drawing a bow downwards to the lower line. The movement continues upwards drawing an oval semicircle from the middle of the drawn bow up to the upper middle line from right to left, then drawing another semicircle at the upper middle line and ends by drawing two more semicircles side by side, from left to right between the upper and lower middle lines

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Manana Kock Kobaidze & Karina Vamling
Malmoe University, Sweden