A common form of lambdacism is lallation, the substitution of /l/ for /ɹ/ in pronunciation. It is a common feature of Japanese and Korean pronunciation of English; it occurs to a lesser extent in Mandarin Chinese and other languages. Substitution of /l/ for /n/ at the beginning of a word or syllable (or the reverse at the end) is also a feature in certain East Asian languages, such as Cantonese and Thai.
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- Rhotacism, the equivalent condition with /r/
- Perception of English /r/ and /l/ by Japanese speakers