I'm asking specifically about Yod* coalescence when connecting two words together.
Some very (neat) phenomenon in American English is to "fuse"
you/r/s when the word ends in
I was thinking about you ->
aɪ wəz θɪŋkɪŋ əˈbaʊtʃu
what did you do? ->
wʌt| dɪʤu du?
close your eyes ->
From my observation, Americans only coalesce some or non of the t+y, d+y and z+y combination, depending on their regional accent and how articulate they want to sound (the more they coalesce, the informal it sounds).
Another observation I have is that across words (I'm not talking about inter word combinations like future, solider and vision), it can only happen when the second word is you/your/yours.
Am I correct? are there any other words which start with y and can be coalesced? or the only "valid" coalescence is when the second word is you/r/s?
I mean, one can't say "but yeah, you're right" as something like "bucheah, you're right" without sounding very awkward.
If anyone wants to answer about different dialect of English (British, Australian,etc.) they are welcome, but the question is about American English, with bias toward Midwestern/West coast/General American accent.
*hey, that's a Hebrew letter!