liaison with j'étais allé

MyrnaC1Kwiziq community member

liaison with j'étais allé

I noticed that in your audio of "j'étais allé", there is not a liaison. Is it optional?

Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Myrna, 

yes, it is an optional liaison. 

Although I regularly hear liaison with ‘ je suis ..’, in everyday speech I can’t recall hearing anyone use the liaison after ‘ j’étais…’. 

It is optional and most, but not all, spoken French I hear is ‘from the East’ so could be regional, but my impression is that it is one of those optional liaisons not frequently used nowadays in everyday spoken French. 

https://www.lawlessfrench.com/pronunciation/optional-liaisons/

 

liaison with j'étais allé

I noticed that in your audio of "j'étais allé", there is not a liaison. Is it optional?

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