For example, "I must take control like Kevin" can be said like "I mus-tay-control-I-Kevin" in some dialects because it flows significantly more easily than if you enunciate every word.

(Portmanteau is not the answer.)

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    Isn't this just normal connected speech? After all, no <SPACE> body <SPACE> speaks <SPACE> with <SPACE> spaces <SPACE> be <SPACE> tween <SPACE> their <SPACE> words. :) It's frankly unnatural that way, like listening to a robot.
    – tchrist
    Oct 11, 2022 at 1:54
  • It's basically just "slurring" your speech.
    – Hot Licks
    Oct 11, 2022 at 2:11
  • I don't think like Kevin shares the k; I hear two k's — otherwise it sounds like like heaven. (American English) Oct 11, 2022 at 2:18
  • @TinfoilHat - You've never heard someone who slurred all their words together?
    – Hot Licks
    Oct 11, 2022 at 2:24
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    It's ordinary English speech. Spelling has nothing to do with pronunciation (despite what you may have been taught), and nobody speaks the same (which is why you can tell who's speaking). So nobody pronounces things the same way, either. That's why English learners have to learn the spellings and pronunciations of English words separately; you can't predict the spellings from the pronunciation, and you can't predict the pronunciations from the spellings. So don't be surprised when they don't match. Oct 11, 2022 at 17:06

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This is known as connected speech or fast speech processes and involves a series of phenomena including allophonic variation, reduced syllables, elision, assimilation, and coalescence amongst others. These rules are all part of normal speech processes.


Cluttering (Wikipedia) is a speech and communication disorder characterized by a rapid rate of speech, erratic rhythm, and poor syntax or grammar, making speech difficult to understand.

Glib (Merriam-webster Dictionary) marked by ease and fluency in speaking or writing often to the point of being insincere or deceitful

Glibbery (Merriam-webster Dictionary)(now chiefly dialectal) : smooth, slippery: (now chiefly dialectal) : not trustworthy : unreliable

Alternatively you can use the simple terms such as "rapid talker", "superfast speech", "superfluent" etc.

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