Grammar – Liaisons

Grammaire – Les Liaisons

Liaison occurs between two words when the second word begins with a vowel sound, that is, with aeiou, and sometimes y.

In addition, consonants in liaisons sometimes change pronunciation. For example, an S is pronounced like a Z when it is in a liaison. Review the list below.

Letter  –  Sound
D              T
F              V
G              G
N              N
P              P
R              R
S              Z
T              T
X              Z
Z               Z

Compare the sounds

vousvous avez

ontont-ils

unun homme

lesles amis

Sound files courtesy of french.about.com!

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