Is it okay to say "what ja doing?" instead of "what ya doing?"?
I live in the Midwest and it is very common to hear people say "what ja doing?" instead of saying "what ya doing?" or "what are you doing?". Is this okay? Is using the 'j' sound instead of the 'y' sound okay as long as the other person gets the gist of what you are asking? I wonder if the 'j' sound will confuse people who use English as a second language.