Okay but if there is a little look-up table they don’t have to _learn_ it, per se, just refer to it. Doesn’t have to be IPA, whatever is easiest. If they can understand how to work a table they’ll be able to understand the pronunciation guide.
But if we really think that is fraught with trouble… I think the major confusion is likely to come from the vowels, so maybe my phonetic lookup table could just use the consonants as the input key. Of course this would mean the list of entries per input key would be larger.
Probably need separate versions for left and right pondia but what else is new?
You’re right about the metric system, get on board!