When a text or video about pronunciation is aimed at the average reader, it often doesn't use the IPA to represent sounds. Instead, it might talk about the "AW" sound as in law, the "AH" sound as in father, or the "ZH" sound as in measure. The idea is that the typical English-speaking person will more easily understand AW, AH, and ZH than ɔ, ɑ, and ʒ, respectively.
Such an "intuitive" phonemic transcription system is closely linked to a single language, in this case, English. A native speaker of any other language might have very different ideas as to what AW, AH, or ZH should sound like. Plus, the other language will likely have a different set of phonemes to encode.
Is there an existing database of "intuitive phonemic alphabets" in various languages, such as French, Italian, German, Spanish, or Russian? What I'm looking for are (approximate) mappings from IPA sounds to intuitively understood representations for those languages.