What are you doing?
We write: What are you…?
We say: Waddaya…?
Notice that written t at the end of the word “what” is pronounced as /d/: Waddaya /wʌ-də-yə/
What are you doing? Watching a video.
What are you reading? A book by Thomas Sowell.
What are you looking at?
What are you laughing at?
What are you holding in your hand?
What are you making ? Looks delicious.
So, the pattern is: What are you + –ing verb
We write: What are you doing?
We say: Whaddaya doing? /wʌ-də-yə-du-wɪŋ/
We have two pronunciation symbols for the sound: /ʌ/…/ə/
When the sound is stressed, we use this symbol: /ʌ/
When the sound is unstressed, we use this symbol: /ə/
The symbol for the unstressed sound is called a schwa: /ə/