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Is there a linguistic term for omitting the last syllable of a word and joining it with the next, in speech?

In certain parts of Brazil (in the rural areas of Minas Gerais, for instance) some people tend to omit the last syllable of a word and join two words in speech. Is there a term for this linguistic ...
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At the telephone: “Allô”, “está lá”, “estou sim”, “sim”, or …?

How do Portuguese speakers answer the phone? Hello was supposedly used for the first time around 1877: The word "hello," it appears, came straight from the fertile brain of the wizard of Menlo ...