Datapoint Sranan/l - voiced dental/alveolar lateral approximant

The phonological status of l vs. r is not entirely clear.
There seem to be some minimal pairs, but word-initially and in second position in clusters the two are in near-complementary distribution. Initially [r] is rare, and [l] is frequent, while in clusters [r], but not [l], occurs frequently, as in drai, or broko.


Exists (as a major allophone)