Why liaisons are forbidden before and after et?
What does this Grammar sentence mean in Duolingo French's numbers skill 1, "Also, keep in mind that liaisons are forbidden before and after et."?
liaisons is the pronunciation of silent letters in some cases. you can look on the internet for the rules of pronunciation, as nasals or liaisons or diphtongs.
this is the traduction : "Aussi, gardes en mémoire que les liaisons sont interdites avant et aprés". Je ne sais pas ce que ça signifie "et."
I think this sentence is related to some grammar of "et" in French. I did not mean to ask for the translation of this sentence into French. Thanks for replying anyway.
In speaking, there is a liaison between "est" and "un" (as an example). They almost merge together to form 1 word when speaking, no pause between the "t" and "un".
This doesn't happen with "et" and "un". There is a distinct, hard stop between the "t" and "un".
Here's an article on liaisons: http://french.about.com/library/pronunciation/bl-liaisons.htm