Need help with many liaisons
I'm still getting used to liaisons, and I'm aware that some of them are forbidden and some are mandatory.
How would you pronounce the following :
Ils sont á Madrid. (Do you pronounce the "t"?)
Tu es adulte (Do you pronounce the "s"?)
Vous êtes américains (the "s" in êtes?)
Il est avocat (the "t" in est?)
I'm not sure if these sentences are actually correct (I don't know if you would rather say "Il est un avocat" or "Il est avocat") but the liaisons are my main concern.
Thank you very much in advance
ils sont à Madrid = liaison required: sont-T-à
tu es adulte = liaison required: es-Z-adulte
vous êtes américains = liaisons required: vous-Z-êtes-Z-américains
il est avocat = liaison required: il est-T-avocat (article is dropped with professions when the verb is a state verb: être, paraître, sembler, devenir, demeurer, rester)
Thank you very much! It helped a lot. And what about
"Je suis un/une..."
Im pretty sure duolingo doesnt make that liaison, but am I supposed to?
the rule would be to pronounce all the liaisons but personally I wouldn't do any liaison except for vous êtes américains. I wouldn't do the liaison for Vous êtes américain. But the s of "vous" in vous êtes is always a liaison. Liaisons are difficult because depending on the regions, we pronounce them or only some of them. On top of that some liaisons are forbidden, some mandatory and some optional. The only way to learn is to practice with french people. http://www.etudes-litteraires.com/regles-de-liaison.php Depending on the day, I make or not the liaison in "Je suis un". When speaking with a foreigner, I certainly don't.
My French teacher explained me that making optional liaisons (for example in the sentence "je suis arrivé") is more formal.