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Question about IPA transcription

Hi - I have a couple of questions about transcribing with IPA.

First question - how do you transcribe the vowels in the word 'trying'? Do you just follow the dipthong [aɪ] with another [ɪ], so there are two ɪ's in a row, or do you put a [j] in between, to represent a 'y' sound?

Second question. This is about the Estuary English accent. When people pronounce the 'l' at the end of a word so that it sounds more like a 'w' (like saying 'musical' sort of like 'musicoow' - where they make the 'l' sound with their lips rather than with their tongue) how do you transcribe that? It sounds to me like a schwa followed by the 'oo' sound that's in the word 'good', which would be [əʊ], but that is how the diphthong in the word 'toe' is represented, and it sounds very different from that.

Any help would be appreciated. I'm trying to get the hang of transcribing in IPA, and finding it to be quite complicated.
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