- Try to say "L", as in English word "love". Where is your tongue ? Up or down ?
- Try to say "J", as in English word "yes". Where is your tongue ? Up or down ?
- Right, so you noticed that in "L" the tongue is up, just behind your upper teeth, while with "J", the tongue is down. If you want to say "lj" correctly, the tongue mustn't move from the upward position downwards, because it's one sound.
- Now, keep your tongue as if you want to pronounce "J" as in "yes", because it's the right tongue position for the perfect "lj", and at the same time try to pronounce "L", WITHOUT raising your tongue upwards. What happens ? Did you hear your first "lj" ? Now keep practising !
|Keep your tongue low, as if you want to pronounce "J" (as in "yes") sound, but say "L" (as in "love")|