3

If enjambment is continuing to read from one line the the next without a pause, does this mean that liaisons should be made between lines as well?

Example from Hugo’s le revenant:

La mère dont je vais vous parler demeurait
À Blois

I listened to a couple of readings online that did not make the liaison.

2 Answers 2

4

There are three types of liaisons in French: mandatory, impossible and optional.

The liaison in "demeurait‿à Blois" is optional (and rare in modern French), that's probably why you didn't find it in online readings.

If the liaison was mandatory it would have been made even with the enjambment.

1
  • Were French poets traditionally even allowed to write poems with mandatory liaisons between lines? Jun 2, 2022 at 19:52
1

https://fripou.forumgratuit.org/t2684-la-liaison-prosodie

This site suggests that liaison should not be made between lines.

2
  • 2
    Your answer could be improved with additional supporting information. Please edit to add further details, such as citations or documentation, so that others can confirm that your answer is correct. You can find more information on how to write good answers in the help center.
    – Community Bot
    Jun 2, 2022 at 11:38
  • 2
    Salut Moidenouveau, this would benefit from more explanation than just a link. Link-only answers are not encouraged as they do not really answer the question, and links can rot.
    – livresque
    Jun 2, 2022 at 18:57

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.