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French Audio Request

68 Words / 3 Recordings / 5 Comments
Note to recorder:

parles lentement mais naturellement

Ce chien aime cette maison. Les hommes ont des femmes. Tu restes là. Il reste dans la maison. Nous avons une maison et nous restons là.
Lui. Avoir. Être. Dans. À côté de. Prêt à. Quelque chose. Mon. Ma. Mes. Ton. Ta. Tes. Son. Sa. Ses. Notre. Nos. Votre. Vos.
Nous. Nos. Notre. Nos. Nous. Vous. Vos. Votre. Vos. Vous.
Sur. Sous. À côté de. Dans. Devant. Derrière.



April 28, 2018

I am curious as to why liaisons sometimes occur and sometimes don't, such as:
Les hommes ont des femmes
hommeS _Ont
sounds like:
homme zont
homme ont?

April 29, 2018

LeZ hommes ont des femmes. No liaison between hommes and ont;
I can't really explain why no liaison here; but that's the way to say. Probably because there is already one between les and hommes.
Sorry I can't be more precise.

May 4, 2018

I'm sorry to disagree with what has been said but there should be a liaison between "hommes" and "ont".
If a word is ended with a consonant (such as T, D, S, N and so on) and the next word starts with a vowel, liaison has to be made. There are exceptions but here it's not one of them.
In this case, it should sound like : "les Zhommes Zont".
Sometimes, when french people speak, they tend to "oralize" the language and skip some rules, as to be faster or to ease the diction, which explains the natural disappearence of the liaison. But if you stick to the rules, then it must be made.
Hope I helped ;)

May 4, 2018

Ah ah! Well, there are rules and there is real life..
We don't say leZ hommeZ ont: no one would understand. It would be totally weird.

May 6, 2018

Thank you both for your insight into this issue. I want to know the actual rules, but of course I love hearing about how it is actually spoken as well. Since both are equally important to me, you've both actually helped quite a bit:)


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