Quick Pronunciation Guide for Base 256

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 }
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

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