Here’s a pronunciation guide for base 256 that I came up with during a Computer Science lecture circa 2002.

## Definitions

Starting Consonants | { b, g, h, j, k, l, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, y, z } |
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Vowels | { a, e, i, o } |

Ending Consonants | { c, d, f, m } |

## Encoding Process

We encode values using a single syllable. This makes expressing values natural and easy, because each syllable is expressed by *value*.

Letters are incremented in much the same way as numbers would be. The letters are given in ascending order above, so “bac”==0 and “zom”==255.

The starting consonants encode the high-order nybble and the vowel + ending consonant encodes the low-order nybble. Taken together, the three letters encode a single byte.

## Full Listing

0. bac

1. bad

2. baf

3. bam

4. bec

5. bed

6. bef

7. bem

8. bic

9. bid

10. bif

11. bim

12. boc

13. bod

14. bof

15. bom

16. gac

17. gad

18. gaf

19. gam

20. gec

21. ged

22. gef

23. gem

24. gic

25. gid

26. gif

27. gim

28. goc

29. god

30. gof

31. gom

32. hac

33. had

34. haf

35. ham

36. hec

37. hed

38. hef

39. hem

40. hic

41. hid

42. hif

43. him

44. hoc

45. hod

46. hof

47. hom

48. jac

49. jad

50. jaf

51. jam

52. jec

53. jed

54. jef

55. jem

56. jic

57. jid

58. jif

59. jim

60. joc

61. jod

62. jof

63. jom

64. kac

65. kad

66. kaf

67. kam

68. kec

69. ked

70. kef

71. kem

72. kic

73. kid

74. kif

75. kim

76. koc

77. kod

78. kof

79. kom

80. lac

81. lad

82. laf

83. lam

84. lec

85. led

86. lef

87. lem

88. lic

89. lid

90. lif

91. lim

92. loc

93. lod

94. lof

95. lom

96. nac

97. nad

98. naf

99. nam

100. nec

101. ned

102. nef

103. nem

104. nic

105. nid

106. nif

107. nim

108. noc

109. nod

110. nof

111. nom

112. pac

113. pad

114. paf

115. pam

116. pec

117. ped

118. pef

119. pem

120. pic

121. pid

122. pif

123. pim

124. poc

125. pod

126. pof

127. pom

128. qac

129. qad

130. qaf

131. qam

132. qec

133. qed

134. qef

135. qem

136. qic

137. qid

138. qif

139. qim

140. qoc

141. qod

142. qof

143. qom

144. rac

145. rad

146. raf

147. ram

148. rec

149. red

150. ref

151. rem

152. ric

153. rid

154. rif

155. rim

156. roc

157. rod

158. rof

159. rom

160. sac

161. sad

162. saf

163. sam

164. sec

165. sed

166. sef

167. sem

168. sic

169. sid

170. sif

171. sim

172. soc

173. sod

174. sof

175. som

176. tac

177. tad

178. taf

179. tam

180. tec

181. ted

182. tef

183. tem

184. tic

185. tid

186. tif

187. tim

188. toc

189. tod

190. tof

191. tom

192. vac

193. vad

194. vaf

195. vam

196. vec

197. ved

198. vef

199. vem

200. vic

201. vid

202. vif

203. vim

204. voc

205. vod

206. vof

207. vom

208. wac

209. wad

210. waf

211. wam

212. wec

213. wed

214. wef

215. wem

216. wic

217. wid

218. wif

219. wim

220. woc

221. wod

222. wof

223. wom

224. yac

225. yad

226. yaf

227. yam

228. yec

229. yed

230. yef

231. yem

232. yic

233. yid

234. yif

235. yim

236. yoc

237. yod

238. yof

239. yom

240. zac

241. zad

242. zaf

243. zam

244. zec

245. zed

246. zef

247. zem

248. zic

249. zid

250. zif

251. zim

252. zoc

253. zod

254. zof

255. zom