Ł–l merger (Polish: bylaczenie) is a phonological change in northeastern dialects of Kashubian language, a merger of Ł into L. The Polish-language term is derived from the pronunciation of the words "béł", "bëła" (Polish: "był", "była", English: "was") as "bél", "bëla". The corresponding group of dialects is called gwary bylackie.
'L' may be use as a substitute for a 'dark l' if someone not familiar with English says the word 'model' etc.
The phenomenon is opposite to L-vocalization.
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