"Il veut avoir un éléphant."

Translation:He wants to have an elephant.

3/24/2013, 5:13:43 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/Joel-Iowan

On slower, the 'v' sound on 'veut' was missing or am i just hearing impaired or is this an expected way of how veut sounds?

I kinda heard a 'iv' sound at the start on normal speed but on that speed the 'eu' sound of 'veut' seemed to be missing and it sounded like 'iv avoir un elephant'. I would've expected a liason between the t of veut and the a of avoir no?

3/24/2013, 5:13:43 PM

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The liaison would help you probably IL VEU-T-AVOIR, but I have listened to the sentence again and except for the lack of liaison, there is nothing wrong.

3/24/2013, 5:52:47 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel-Iowan

i see, i take it the 'eu' sound should be barely noticeable when speaking?. Got the veut sound after il elsewhere and this seems to be the case.

3/24/2013, 9:10:23 PM

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Whether or not you liaise "veut" and "avoir", the sound "eu" should be clearly heard.

3/25/2013, 8:04:06 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel-Iowan

i see! ok. And to your french ears, does the way it sounds here sound clearly heard?

3/25/2013, 11:28:37 AM

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you know, my French ears have been well trained... so no problem to me!

3/25/2013, 12:01:32 PM

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Sorry to say, I didn't hear the "v " sound either. Incidently, I wouldn't like to be the one to wrap it., The elephant I mean.

2/22/2015, 5:44:48 PM
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