Datapoint Singapore Bazaar Malay/l - voiced dental/alveolar lateral approximant

When the letters <l> or <r> occur in word-final position in Standard Malay, there is a tendency for Bazaar Malay speakers not to pronounce them at all. This may result in the lengthening of the preceding vowel. This phenomenon is shared among all Malay dialects in Peninsular Malaysia, as noted by Collins (1986: 90). See also Zaharani (1991: 31). Examples include mahal [məha] 'expensive' and tinggal.


Exists (as a major allophone)

Example 67-256:
lama; lawan
old; attack