French: Why there is no liaison between Puis and Il ?

Puis il dit brusquement:—«C'est pien», et il disparut.

--

listening to an audiobook and theres no liaison between puis and il.

3 Answers

Relevance
  • John
    Lv 6
    9 years ago
    Best Answer

    It's an optional liaison. Omitting it just makes one's speech sound less formal. So I agree that it's kind of weird that they would omit it in an audiobook, but it's not a mistake per say.

    Source(s): I'm French
  • RE
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    There should ordinarily be. Maybe the reader paused ... in which case the liaison may have fallen between the cracks.

    I don't think the liaison between the two 'i' sounds would be omitted, even informally, unless there were a pause between them.

  • Kat
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Because there should be a comma between these two words. However, some people will make the liaison anyway.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.