High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The velar lateral
approximant is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken
languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that
represents this sound is ?, and the equivalent X-SAMPA symbol is L.
Its manner of articulation is approximant, which means it is
produced by bringing one articulator close to another but without
the vocal tract being narrowed to such an extent that a turbulent
airstream is produced.