The senior administrative pronunciation of Yale appears to be [jɛl], definitely monosyllabic (not sequisyllabic) and the [l] doesn’t seem to be particularly velarised to me. My senior administrative sample is the President, the Dean of Yale College, the Dean of the Graduate School, the vice-Provost for Science and Technology and at least one professor of economics (most from different US dialect areas). The Provost says [jaɪl] as a sesquisyllable but he also has an Oxford accent. My sampling will continue at faculty meetings throughout the year.
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