ⓘ Voiceless dental and alveolar lateral fricatives

                                     

ⓘ Voiceless dental and alveolar lateral fricatives

The voiceless alveolar lateral fricative is a type of consonantal sound, used in some spoken languages. The symbol in the International Phonetic Alphabet that represents voiceless dental, alveolar, and postalveolar lateral fricatives is, which transcribes a different sound, the velarized alveolar lateral approximant. It should also be distinguished from a voiceless alveolar lateral approximant, although the fricative is sometimes incorrectly described as a "voiceless l", a description fitting only of the approximant.

A few Welsh names that begin with that sound such as Lid were borrowed into English, where they either retain the Welsh ⟨Ll⟩ spelling but are pronounced with /L / Lloyd Llewellyn, or are replaced by ⟨FL⟩ is pronounced /FL / Floyd, Fluellen.