Sometimes the "t" of "est" is pronounced and sometimes it isn't. Can we choose whether to liaise or not when using this phrase?

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Katie

Kwiziq community member

3 September 2018

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Sometimes the "t" of "est" is pronounced and sometimes it isn't. Can we choose whether to liaise or not when using this phrase?

This relates to:
Ça m'est égal = I don't mind/care (idiomatic expressions) -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

7 September 2018

7/09/18

That's an interesting question Katie,

In the conjugated examples of the lesson , the only one where there's no liaison between the 't' and the 'est' is the 'tu' form and I can't justify why.

You just wouldn't say "Ça t'est_égal

There are some liaisons that are compulsory, 

on_a , vous_avez, un_ examen

and some forbidden like after 'et'  

or to sound a 'h aspiré':

des héros, des haricots, en haut.

Maybe a lesson on this would be useful...

Hope this helps!

 

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