The essence of the system is that each digit, from zero to nine, is represented by one or more consonant sounds. The following table shows which consonant sounds represent each digit, along with some hints as to how to go about remembering this information, although there is also an excellent site on this subject called Pseudonumerology.com.
|1||D or T||The typewritten small letters "d" and "t" each have one vertical downstroke.|
|2||N||The typewritten small letter "n" has two vertical downstrokes.|
|3||M||The typewritten small letter "m" has three vertical downstrokes.|
|4||R||The letter "r" is the fourth letter of the word "four".|
|5||L||The letter "l" is the Roman numeral for 50, which is five multiplied by ten.|
|6||CH, G, J or SH||These are all "soft" sounds, e.g. the "g" is pronounced as in the word "gaol". Remember that the number "6" and the letter "j" are almost mirror images of each other; the other three letters have similar sounds to the letter "j".|
|7||C, G, K or Q||These are all "hard" sounds, e.g. the "c" is pronounced as in the word "cat", the "g" as in the word "gate", the "k" as in the word "kit" and the "q" as in the word "quit". Remember that a capital letter "K" can be made by combining two number 7s, at different angles; the other two letters have similar sounds to the letter "k".|
|8||F, PH or V||A hand-written letter "f" has two loops, just like the number eight. The letters "ph" and "v" have similar sounds to the letter "f".|
|9||B or P||The letter "p" is the mirror image of the number "9", and the letter "b" is pronounced in a similar way to the letter "p".|
|0||C, S or Z||These are all "soft" sounds, e.g. the "c" is pronounced as in the word "lace", the "s" as in the word "suit" and the "z" as in the word "zero". Remember that the word "zero" starts with the letter "z", and that these three are similar sounds to each other.|
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