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When could your child pronounce the letter "L"?<br><br>
DD will be 3 in Sep. She talks well, but I've noticed she can not say an "L". Most of the time she replaces it with a "y" sound instead, so she says things like: yion (lion), yiyyiy (lily), yeyow (yellow). For her own nickname (Millie) she says Minnie.<br><br>
When should I be concerned about this?<br><br>
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Yep, very late sounds for some kids. They're one of those sounds that are REALLY variable. Some kids get them by 3, and some kids don't get them until 6-7 and it's within the range of normal.<br><br>
My dd has EXCELLENT language skills and very clear articulation (she's 36 months) and still uses 'w' for 'l'. She belts out "Baby BeWUga, oh Baby BeWUga.." <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My oldest son said Y for L until he was a little past his third birthday. He also said T for K/C so his baby brother, Luka, who was born before his 3rd birthday, was Yuta. His sounds are all clear now at 4.
 

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Ds#1 started saying 'L' once he started kindergarten (when he was almost 5). We started practising a little with him around that time, but i think just being around other kids improved his overall language abilities, which included his ability to say 'L'.<br><br>
I've noticed, though, that there are still a few kids in his class who have trouble with 'L' and 'R' and they've just turned 6.<br><br>
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Yeah, DS still says the same thing - y for l is the biggest one tho (and the cutest, I think).
 

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I'm glad I saw this thread, my DD is 3 1/2 and she does the "Y" for "L" thing and her name is Lily <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> . I know she can make the "L" sound because I've practiced it with her, but she doesn't do it in normal conversation.
 

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The little girl I nanny says "wammy" instead of "lamby" (lammie?) It's so cute when she gets all excited about her toy animals. "WOOK! A WAMMY!!!!" (She's a bit over 2.5)
 
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