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Phrasally, the initial <s> can be considered a coda to the previous syllable, as in lo sdegno [loz.[sup.l]den.no].
o realta" from Falstaff, the unstressed <r> is also phrasally intervocalic, allowing for the [[??]] option.
The phrase Passarvi per quel sentiero ascoso can be considered to have either three or four rhythmic units, depending on whether quel is considered phrasally as unstressed or bearing a secondary stress.
The fact that such words are sometimes elided or apocopated phrasally in speech and in orthography is a reflection of their dispensable status.