Sometimes the "t" of "est" is pronounced and sometimes it isn't. Can we choose whether to liaise or not when using this phrase?

KatieA1Kwiziq community member

Sometimes the "t" of "est" is pronounced and sometimes it isn't. Can we choose whether to liaise or not when using this phrase?

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

That's an interesting question Katie,

In the conjugated examples of the lesson , the only one where there's no liaison between the 't' and the 'est' is the 'tu' form and I can't justify why.

You just wouldn't say "Ça t'est_égal

There are some liaisons that are compulsory, 

on_a , vous_avez, un_ examen

and some forbidden like after 'et'  

or to sound a 'h aspiré':

des héros, des haricots, en haut.

Maybe a lesson on this would be useful...

Hope this helps!

 

Sometimes the "t" of "est" is pronounced and sometimes it isn't. Can we choose whether to liaise or not when using this phrase?

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