I have created a language that uses the Cyrillic alphabet, but I'm unsure as to how I can transliterate these letters for English-speaking readers:
Ii - this is pronounced as a hard letter 'i', as in 'ink'.
Ии - this is pronounced 'ee', as in 'feet'.
Йй - this is pronounced 'y', as in 'boy'.
I prefer the look of the words when I transliterate all three letters as 'i', but I fear this may be confusing for readers? Are there specific diacritical marks to show the different pronunciations?
Thank you very much!