This makes a bilaal noise, but does ا (alif), turn into a backwards C when connected with other words?
take that apart and you get
ب ِ ل ا ل
That is ba kasrah laam alif laam
you can type the laam alif with one keystroke it is the "b" key on english keyboard لا, or you can type a laam followed by an alif . Notice that the alif does not connect on the left which makes it easy to distinguish from the laam.
here are three alifs ااا here are three laams للل
here is laam alif laam لال
here is alif laam alif الا
here is alif laam laam الل
here is laam alif alif لاا