Is there a word to describe the phenomenon where a final sound of a word is linked to the starting sound of the next word?
A couple of examples:
"hold on" sounds like "whole Don"
"this guy" sounds like "the sky"
The Wikipedia article of "liaison" seems to suggest that the process of linking a final consonant to a starting vowel is called "enchaînement". But this is a French word and only describes part of what I was talking about. The second example above is a linking of consonant to consonant. I was reading the Wikipedia article on "Sandhi" as well, but again there is no addition of sounds in my examples, so this term doesn't seem to be suitable as well. So is there an English word to describe this general phenomenon, or is it just called (rather informally) "word linking"? Thank you!