In a type what you hear question I typed "svar är du". :P Would I technically be hearing that correctly or is there a big noticeable difference between the pronunciations of "svarar" and "svar är"? And come and think of it, I'm guessing it should be "svaret är du" (THE answer is you) to be grammatically correct?
Yes, the sentence "svar är du" does not make sense. Nor does it sound like "svarar du?" to a native.
Yeah, I feared as much. But despite the poor chances I still wanted to know if I accidentally struck gold somehow. ;) Thanks for the answer!
It's a thing called inversion. It works very similarly to English. Compare for example:
He is running.
Is he running?
We can turn sentences into questions just by switching around the word order. You can read more about this in the notes of the Questions chapter.
What would be a good context for this sentence? Would it be asking someone to pick up a phone call?
Can you use this if the telephone is ringing in the house and you are calling to the person nearest the phone to ask if they will answer it?