Pronunciation question

CaroleC1Kwiziq community member

Pronunciation question

In listening to:

Il s'en est allé.  
Il s'est en allé

the T in est allé is spoken "eh-tallé'

but in s'est en allé it wasn't said.

Pourquoi?

Merci.

This question relates to:French lesson "S'en aller = To leave"
Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Carole, 

You could make the liaison in the second sentence between the s'est and the en  ( sounds like sétan) but it's probably one liaison too far as you have to make the following one between en and allé ( nallé).

Liaisons if not compulsory are often instinctive and optional and will often depends on many cultural factors and habits.

Hope this helps!

Pronunciation question

In listening to:

Il s'en est allé.  
Il s'est en allé

the T in est allé is spoken "eh-tallé'

but in s'est en allé it wasn't said.

Pourquoi?

Merci.

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