Does anyone know when the final T in French words like état ceased to be pronounced. I am interested in making a comparison with modern English pronunciation, in which it has become fashionable, if not compulsory, to make the final T silent in words like 'pocket'. I recently heard the editor of the (late) 'Independent' newspaper trying to drop both the Ts in the word'entity'. He was having a bit of a struggle!
As far as I know in French it is only the final Ts that are dropped.