This page describes the Major System for remembering numbers and gives lists of sample words for each number from 0 - 99.
I’ve mostly used the words from Timothy Kenny’s page. I’ve change a few to try to keep the same first letter for each group of ten (or at most two first letters).
I’ve formatted them and presented them here so that I would always have a copy.
If these words don’t work for you then there is a word generator here.
The idea is to convert the number to consonants and then add vowels until you have a word. To get the number back you simply drop the vowels and then convert the remaining consonants back to the digit they represent.
s, z, or soft c
‘z’ is the start of zero
d, t, th
‘t’ and ‘d’ have 1 downstroke
‘n’ has 2 downstrokes
‘m’ has 3 downstrokes
4 ends in “r”
5 fingers, with thumb held out, makes an L shape; L is roman numeral for 50;
j, sh, soft ch, dg, soft g
6 is like a golf club, which makes a ‘ch’ sound in the grass