Illa Femina (dewdropsonrosa) wrote in linguaphiles,
Illa Femina
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Can Mandarin tones on vowels be reliably mapped to IPA equivalents, or are the phonotactics so intricate as to be impractical?

I find pinyin cumbersome for reading out loud, and I'd like your thoughts on whether this would be a viable solution.
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