The pronounciation

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Daba

Kwiziq community member

18 November 2017

3 replies

The pronounciation

Je sais and Tu hais have different pronounciatons. Je is more eh, while Tu is ay. Is this on purpose and if so, why?

This relates to:
Conjugate haïr in Le Présent (present tense) -

Ron

Kwiziq community member

18 November 2017

18/11/17

Bonsoir Daba,
I am usure which lesson you are studying as «Je sais» is with the verb savoir and «Tu hais» is a conjugation of «haïr».
Actually, the pronunciation is quite accurate:
Tu hais ---> sounds like tu ay because the «h» muet or aspiré
Here is a video explaining muet or aspiré
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRc1bccYX6Y
The verb «haïr» begins with an «h aspiré» which accounts for a lack of liaision with «je» and the lack of a contraction in the written form «Je hais», NOT j'hais which is incorrect.
This is the very probable reason that you are hearing a different pronunciation.

Bonne chance.
Ron

Daba

Kwiziq community member

19 November 2017

19/11/17

Sorry Ron. I meant je hais not je sais.

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

10 April 2018

10/04/18

Hi Daba,


Je hais and Tu hais have the same pronunciation.


Hope this helps!

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