The pronunciation of 'tandis que' in this exercise has the 's' pronounced quite clearly (sounds like tandisse que). I wondered if this was an optional way to pronounce it, as I thought that the final 's' is usually silent in this word ?
Dictation exercise B2
No, you are correct Paul it is not a liaison but you will hear the ‘s’ pronounced or not... I am so steeped in liaisons at the moment I see them everywhere !
You will hear both in France so it is an optional ‘liaison’ ...
I personally would pronounce it but some purists are against it.
Look out for a lesson on liaisons which the team is working on ...
Hope this helps!
Thanks for the explanation Cécile. I thought liaisons were only before a vowel or a mute h, so this is a confusing new concept for me with a liaison before a q. I will await the lesson with interest.
I had a similar question. Can this be called a liaison when it occurs before “que”?
No it is definitiley not a liaison it is just the way some people will pronounce the final -s or not.
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