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

Adrienne

Kwiziq community member

21 May 2017

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

This relates to:
Ne ... pas assez (de) = Not enough (of) -

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

22 May 2017

22/05/17

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.

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