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If I say "Je n'ai pas oublié", is there a liaison between "pas" and "oublié" or is the "s" silent?

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This is one of the cases where the liaison is optional. It is sounded in careful speech or poetry, and omitted in casual speech. Sounding it in a casual context sounds stilted, while omitting it in formal contexts sounds uncouth.

Broadly speaking, most liaisons between words that aren't part of a single group of words (such as article/adjective/noun) fall in this category.

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In (casual) Canadian french, people usually pronounce the s from the liaison, so the words "flow". –  Phil Aug 20 '13 at 16:40
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In most casual settings (in Belgium and France) «s» is not pronounced.

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This does not provide an answer to the question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post. –  M42 Aug 20 '13 at 16:33
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