Ľ/ľ is a grapheme found only in the Slovak alphabet. It is an L with a caron diacritical mark, more normally ˇ but simplified to look like an apostrophe with L, and is pronounced as palatal lateral approximant[ʎ], similar to the "lj-" sound in Ljubljana or million.
- podnikateľ: "businessman"
- Ján Figeľ, Slovakian politician who was European Commissioner for Education, Training and Culture from 2004 to 2009
Note that an approximation using an ' apostrophe is sometimes found in some English texts, for example "L'udovit Stur" (sic) for correct Slovak Ľ-caron in Ľudovít Štúr (1812-1856). This incorrect usage is sometimes the result of an OCR error.