Pronunciation of tongue?

Lazar   Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:05 am GMT
Sorry, <use a somewhat complex> should be <use somewhat complex> above. Also, you'll have to copy and paste the URL I gave, because the parentheses cause it not to display properly.
Guest   Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:43 am GMT
<Ideally, I would prefer to use the IPA but I don't have a keyboard or the software for it. I think very few people have. Then there would still be the problem of 75 to 80% of the people on this forum not being able to read it.>

Well Travis could you enlighten us on what software is out there (free if possible).

Instead of a specialist keyboard I suggest you use the character map on your computer.
Guest   Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:12 am GMT
In any case, Lazar is right. "poh-blik" could mean anything. In my dialect, the "oh" is a strong diphthong but in others it's a monophthong, and in foreign languages, it could mean something entirely different. So such a spelling is almost useless unless someone speaks the same dialect for which it is intended.

Just because others (even "linguists of sorts") cannot use X-SAMPA or IPA, doesn't mean you can't or shouldn't. That's a really dumb justification. But you don't have to be intelligent to use phonetic transcription.