These four informal French pronunciations come from an episode of the TV show Les Parent.
- t’auras. You’ve seen before on this blog that tu as often contracts to t’as informally. Similarly, you’ll also hear tu auras contract to t’auras. You’ll also hear t’avais (tu avais) and t’aurais (tu aurais).
- j’les veux. Zak is looking at a pair of glasses online. He tells his father that he wants them. Instead of saying je les veux, he pronounced this informally as j’les veux. The vowel sound of je dropped.
- j’es aime. This was also said by Zak while talking about the glasses — he tells his father that he likes them. In j’les veux above, only je loses a letter. But in j’es aime, je loses its e and les loses its l. Of course, he could also have said this informally as j’les aime, just like j’les veux.
- y’a rien. This is an informal pronunciation of il n’y a rien. You’ve seen before that il n’y a pas can be pronounced informally as y’a pas. The contraction of il n’y a to y’a can happen before rien too.
[This entry was inspired by Les Parent, “Accident de parcours,” season 4, episode 16, Radio-Canada, Montreal, 13 February 2012.]