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In French, a "liaison" is when a normally silent consonant at the end of a word is pronounced at the beginning of the word that follows it.
- "C'est un homme." is pronounced "C'est-T-un-N-homme".
Cautious: consonants in liaisons sometimes change pronunciation. For example, an S is pronounced like a Z when it is in a liaison.
For example: "Je suis un homme" is pronounced "Je suis-Z-un-N-homme".
"Il est un homme." is incorrect.
You have to use "c'est" when there is an article (une, un, le, la, or l'), a possessive (mon/ton/son, ma/ta/sa, notre/votre/leur), or a pronoun (le nôtre/le vôtre/le leur/la nôtre/la vôtre/la leur) before the noun. Ex: "C'est un homme."
FYI: you have to use "ce sont" when there is an article (des or les), a possessive (mes/tes/ses, nos/vos/leurs) or a pronoun (les nôtres/les vôtres/les leurs) before the noun.