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"Il veut avoir un éléphant."

Translation:He wants to have an elephant.

March 24, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sitesurf

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/delboyisaacs

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.

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