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This guy is saying (https://youtu.be/nhTcuUvLGOE?list=PLD6t6ckHsruYoalxbzcjX1TNn4h7ShiRk&t=271)

Don’t give your entire work history; the interviewers can get that from your CV if they want it.

where "the interviewers" sounds like /ðɛntər vjuwərs/, is it a commonly used spoken contraction or just his own accent?

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Well, "the interviewers" isn't a common enough phrase to get its own contraction, if that's what you mean. But assuming you mean this as an example of a more general case, then yes. It is common for the to run quickly into the following word, with the vowel almost disappearing if unstressed, and possibly "merging" into the opening vowel of the next word (where applicable). Personally I'm not sure I hear ɛ in this example - I would probably have notated it as ɪ, but the reality is probably more of a dipthong somewhere between the two.

  • "It is common for the to run quickly into the following word, with the vowel almost disappearing if unstressed ...", the "the" before "interviewers" is unstressed, right? – WXJ96163 Feb 27 '20 at 2:12
  • Yes. Unstressed the is usually something like ðə, stressed ði. – stevekeiretsu Feb 27 '20 at 2:36

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