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IPA is an approximation, but it's still far better than trying to pronunciation-spell.



I’m not familiar with the Phonetic alphabet or IPA beyond what they are conceptually. Ideally, what I want is a bijective function between sounds and letters in some alphabet.


That still might run into issues due to people not being familiar with sounds that aren't used in their native language. While this could theoretically be fixed by teaching all sounds to children early in school, my pessimistic guess is that at least in the US, large portions of the population would resist in the same way that they resist proposed changes like using metric units.




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