In a PvP battle there is a level 20 sorcerer against a level 20 paladin. The sorcerer has counterspell. The level 20 paladin has command.
Level 20 paladins get command as a bonus action. Does this mean that they are able to slip it into normal conversation?
I am asking this one because the Player's Handbook says on page 203:
The words themselves aren’t the source of the spell’s power; rather, the particular combination of sounds, with specific pitch and resonance, sets the threads of magic in motion.
If a paladin must say the command word in a special pitch and resonance, would the sorcerer notice this and be able to cast counterspell on it? And if not, would the sorcerer be able to feel magic moving through The Weave and therefore be able to detect that the paladin was casting a spell?