pronunciation of "pas assez" - should the 's' elide into 'assez'?

pronunciation of "pas assez" - should the 's' elide into 'assez'?

Asked 2 years ago
LauraKwiziq language super star
Bonjour Adrienne, First, a quick note about terminology: "elide" means to get rid of (as in je + ai = j'ai, the e is elided). But what you're asking about is liaisons: should there be a liaison between pas and assez? And the answer is that this type of liaison is optional: you can pronounce it for more formal French, or not pronounce it for less formal French. See my lesson on liaisons for more info.
This is the dated computer generated voice text to speech voice from Google Translate, which still remains for a few audios. I'd put it down more to something which would have a liaison in standard French but is dropped in more familiar colloquial settings.
I would expect Google to give standard pronunciation rather than casual, so I expect this may have been a glitch at the time.

pronunciation of "pas assez" - should the 's' elide into 'assez'?

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