prononciation de la lettre 's'

JaapC1Kwiziq community member

prononciation de la lettre 's'

Dans la phrase: “Je vais aux États-Unis.” pourquoi la lettre “s” est prononcée dans les mots “aux” et “États”, mais pas dans le mot “vais”?
Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Jaap,

Here there is no liaison between "vais" and "aux" because it would sound very strange seeing the following two liaisons that you noticed. All in all, it would not sound great in French! 

Take a look at our partner's site for optional liaisons:

Optional Liaisons - Liaisons facultatives

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

TomA1Kwiziq community member

you normally link an S to the next vowel so it would be vaisaux etatsunis like they’re the same word if that makes sense? 

prononciation de la lettre 's'

Dans la phrase: “Je vais aux États-Unis.” pourquoi la lettre “s” est prononcée dans les mots “aux” et “États”, mais pas dans le mot “vais”?

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