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what is the mean of liason?

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  • 9 years ago
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    li·ai·son (for 1, 2, & 4, lē ā′zän′, -zən; lē′ə zän′, lā′-; for 3, lē′ā zōn′, -zōn′,′)

    1.a linking up or connecting of two or more separate entities or of the parts, as military units, of a whole so that they can work together effectively

    2.an illicit love affair

    3.in spoken French, the linking of words, under certain conditions, by pronouncing the final consonant, ordinarily silent, of one word as though it were the initial consonant of the following word, as in the phrase chez elle (pronounced s̸hā zelʹ)

    4.a person who functions as a connection, as between persons or groups

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  • Bilbo
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Alliances or courtship - A go-between. Also a grammatical term in spoken French.

    Famously a title of the scandalous work by Laclos - Les Liaisons Dangereuse (Dangerous Liaisons).

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Liaison (note spelling) is a French word meaning "ligature". When used in the context of the sounds of language, it is the pronunciation of a hidden word-final consonant immediately before a following vowel sound. An example in French is "les amis", where the initial "a" of "amis" immediately following "les" causes the final "s" in "les to be pronounced as "z" (/lez ami/). On its own, "les" would be pronounced something like "lay" with the "s" silent.

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  • sam
    Lv 4
    9 years ago

    it means "go between"

    oh wait forgot the french usage... "illicit love affair"

    almost like i forgot that the entire english language is based on latin, fench, german, and dutch, while some might try to claim that it all began in ye merry old englan'...

    not a misspelling mind... just decided to get into a bit of the cockney...

    Source(s): though some here need far greater space to say such... maybe even 500 pages
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  • Di
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Liaison can be used in several ways. To liaise or coordinate with others or, to have an assignation that may be secretive.

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