I am not a native English speaker, so I have some difficulties on catching some pronunciation in spoken English.

This guy is lecturing (https://youtu.be/_nRtCVJIToA?t=251)

You had an idea, you had a target, if "you're" going all the way, it means you're not stopping

where "you're" sounds like "you" without "are"

same situation happens again (same video, another time stamp)

get out of my way if you're trying to stop me.

Is this his own accent or my mislistening?

Note: I am aware that "you're" is contraction of "you are", I have no difficulties on reading, writing, speaking when I encounter "you're" and "you are". I just have some difficulties on catching the "'re".


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When the contraction of you are, that is, you're is said fast in a sentence, it sounds like the e in the interjection er preceded by a y: yer. This is typical in American English.

This is not a true phonetic or phonemic description.


The lecturer is Canadian, with a subtle but noticeable accent to me as a midwestern American. The thing you're noticing appears to be part of his dialect; you're not imagining it, although I probably wouldn't have noticed it myself.

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