The pronounciation

DabaC1Kwiziq community member

The pronounciation

Je sais and Tu hais have different pronounciatons. Je is more eh, while Tu is ay. Is this on purpose and if so, why?
Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Daba,

Je hais and Tu hais have the same pronunciation.

Hope this helps!

RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Bonsoir Daba, I am usure which lesson you are studying as «Je sais» is with the verb savoir and «Tu hais» is a conjugation of «haïr». Actually, the pronunciation is quite accurate: Tu hais ---> sounds like tu ay because the «h» muet or aspiré Here is a video explaining muet or aspiré https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRc1bccYX6Y The verb «haïr» begins with an «h aspiré» which accounts for a lack of liaision with «je» and the lack of a contraction in the written form «Je hais», NOT j'hais which is incorrect. This is the very probable reason that you are hearing a different pronunciation. Bonne chance. Ron
DabaC1Kwiziq community member
Sorry Ron. I meant je hais not je sais.

The pronounciation

Je sais and Tu hais have different pronounciatons. Je is more eh, while Tu is ay. Is this on purpose and if so, why?

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