This website lets you type words with symbols from the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), like these: ʃ θ ʊ ʌ ʒ æ ɑ ð ə ɪ ŋ ɒ You can then copy the IPA text to your document. Another website (previously mentioned) converts your English text to IPA.
A post on All Things Linguistic says: The International Phonetic Alphabet is really one of those useful life skills that everyone should learn. Trying to write about speech sounds without the IPA is like trying to write about music sounds by just making up your own musical notation. The post provides three links: Interactive IPA… Read more Learning the IPA
Some non-native speakers of English appear to confuse L and R sounds. People from Japan are particularly famous for this. It is a stereotype sometimes used in films with Asian characters, such as Lost in Translation. This video looks at the different L and R sounds in English (such as clear L, dark L, tapped… Read more Ls and Rs
In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo. ɪn ðə ruːm ðə ˈwɪmɪn kʌm ən gəʊ ˈtɔːkɪŋ əv ˌmaɪkəˈlænʤələʊ. toPhonetics converts English text to IPA phonetic transcription. Paste or type your text in the box, choose British or American pronunciation and decide whether to transcribe weak forms. For example (with British pronunciation… Read more toPhonetics
From All Things Linguistic.