Lucus Eques wrote:Amadeus, we were talking of elision in Spanish, and, as I suspected, it is as rampant as in Latin and Italian:
http://spanish.about.com/cs/pronunciati ... speech.htm
Hmmm... You know, I think I'll do a little more research on that linguistic phenomenon, because I suspect that elision is actually less in Spanish than in Latin or Italian. One thing, however, seems suspicious about that article, namely, that we put a "soft vowel" between two consonants. The example of AGuRUPADO seems to me to be a regionalism, because I never heard it pronounced that way (and I also don't say GeRACIAS or GaRACIAS, but GRACIAS). But, again, I think I'd like to look into that further, as it could be I'm just not that self-aware of my own language.