Assimilation /d/ + /j/
I’m a non-native English teacher. We did recently some work on assimilation of /d/ + /j/ as in ‘Could you...’ or ‘Did you...’
I was trying to elicit some other examples from my students and I got back this sentence:
There is a dead yak.
Clearly, the two sounds meet here but I wonder if native speakers would really use any assimilation at all. To me, ‘dead Jack’ sounds odd..