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Does pronunciation of final consonant in a word sometimes depend on the following word? If so, any general rules for this?

DwaitaP

I couldn't help notice that Claire pronounces "deux" as [de] in some instances, but when saying "Ça fait deux euros," I hear it pronounced as [dez].  Is this because the following word is "euro" and it starts with a vowel? Thanks in advance. 

Marie-Claire-Riviere

Bonjour DwaitaP,

Yes, this phenomenon is known as liaison and exists to aid the pronunciation of the words, remove any unnecessary pauses in the sentence and complete the cadence of the sentence. Normally a word ending in a consonant has a mute ending, but if it precedes a word that begins with a vowel (as you referenced above), then it is voiced.

I hope this helps.

   -   Marie-Claire

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