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Why liaisons are forbidden before and after et?

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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."?

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Little.Fairy

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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/medomy
medomy
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Thanks.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anniesse

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."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/medomy
medomy
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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.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems
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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

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/medomy
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Thanks, it works for me.

2 years ago