awsohllfegyang (awsohllfegyang) wrote in linguaphiles,

IPA on Nietzsche

 Okay so I have a few questions. The first is in regards to where in the world (wide web) can I find a system that allows me to type, fluently, in the IPA? I have one site now ( but it doesn't allow me to add nasalizations to vowels or other diacritics that I find necessary to producing a true transcription. I would prefer a website and not a program that I would have to buy (college kid, here).

Question two: If there isn't a system available for free, then could someone please transcribe the following passage for me? I would like it in severely narrow phonetics but without any particular accent. I guess I would ask for it in "Standard" English if there were to be such a thing. It's from Nietzsche's book Beyond Good and Evil. It's wicked long, I know, but even if you could do a line or two for me would be amazing! I have transcribed many versions and I'm just not satisfied.. maybe you Linguaphiles can throw something in there that I'm missing. Thank you! Tack! Gracias! Merci!

You want to live according to nature? O you noble Stoics, what fraudulent words! Think of a being such as nature is, prodigal beyond measure, indifferent beyond measure, without aims or intentions, without mercy or justice, at once fruitful and barren and uncertain; think of indifference itself as a power - how could you live according to such indifference? To live - is that not precisely wanting to be other than this nature? Is living not valuating, preferring, being unjust, being limited, wanting to be different? And even if your imperative 'live according to nature' meant at bottom the same thing as 'live according to life' - how could you not do that? Why make a principle of what you yourselves are and must be?
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