I have developed a web app which trancripts English words into their literal phonetic form in Spanish, so you can read it with Spanish phonetics and it will sound like the English pronunciation should. As not all English sounds are available in Spanish I include descriptions for some of the phonemes. There are two of them which I'm not getting a fully clear description, /ʌ/ and dʒ/:
/ʌ/: Like Spanish "a" but pronounced from the bottom of the mouth
/dʒ/: Sound between "ch" and Spanish "ll" (which is the same as "j" in English)
Would like to read some suggestions on how to describe their sounds without referencing non Spanish sounds.