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Pronunciation question

Lucy S.A1Kwiziq community member

Pronunciation question

Hi there,

In the examples given in this lesson one of the speakers pronounce "Elle s'assied avec Paul/Elle s'assoit avec Paul" with the d/t at the end.
I thought maybe this was due to having a vowel following it, but on the other examples above there are also "Avec" following the Assied/assoit and omitting the last consonant!

 Any ideas?

Thanks.

Asked 1 month ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Lucy,

The -d from "assied" can be pronounced as a [t] sound when in front of a vowel (it is optional). It also occurs with "quand" in a question (in this case, the liaison always happens):

Quand est-ce que tu arrives ? -> Quand [t]est-ce que tu arrives  ? = When are you arriving?

However, thanks to you, we've decided to change the audio of these examples and have not included the liaison.

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

 

Pronunciation question

Hi there,

In the examples given in this lesson one of the speakers pronounce "Elle s'assied avec Paul/Elle s'assoit avec Paul" with the d/t at the end.
I thought maybe this was due to having a vowel following it, but on the other examples above there are also "Avec" following the Assied/assoit and omitting the last consonant!

 Any ideas?

Thanks.

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