M.P.FG101- LA LIAISON INTERDITE

Updated: Aug 13, 2018


LA LIAISON INTERDITE






By now, we should be used to "Salut chers amis" already. Alright! It means Hello dear friends.


We are still on the matter of la Liaison Française. I hope the lesson has been profitable for all. If you are joining us for the first time, this is French Grammar for Beginners on Ma Petite France and you are welcome.


From the part I & II of this lesson, we've learnt what the French liaison is all about, types of liaison and as well seen the compulsory liaison -la liaison obligatoire. I hope you didn't miss any of that.



Today, we are going to see another type of liaison called la liaison interdite - Forbidden Liaison.


Forbidden liaisons are those which cannot be pronounced no matter what register of French is being spoken. Forbidden liaisons sometimes occur when their pronunciation would otherwise cause confusion due to a similarity with another expression.



Liaison is forbidden in the following grammatical situations:


1. AFTER SINGULAR/ SOME PLURAL NOUNS


L'étudiant est prêt - the student is ready.

Un garçon intelligent - an intelligent boy

Les enfants ont mangé. The children have eaten.


2. AFTER NAMES


Thomas étudie le français - Thomas is studying french.

Albert a une copine - Albert has girlfriend.


3. AFTER "ET(and)"


Il est un frère et un ami- he is a brother and friend.