In normal speech, words and sounds are not pronounced separately. The pronunciation is continuous, elided. It causes several minor changes in pronunciation.
- Within words:
Odkiaľ ste?/otkiaľ sťe/
- Between words:
Som tu s mojou rodinou./som tu z mojou roďinou/
Voiced sounds may become unvoiced and vice versa. The speaker often does not even notice these changes. They occur more or less automatically in fluid speech.