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So far, I have looked at how a word can become digits because of its spelling.

A different approach is to use the sound of a word: its phonetics.

So, “Citrus” might have its C interpreted as an 'S' sound because it sounds like 'S' when someone says, “Citrus”. I don't use that approach here.

I do use phonetics in one of my memory strategies but I think that I should keep this course as simple as I can since memory techniques are strange when you first read about them. So I will not write early on about work I have done with vowel phonetics.

The next lesson has 100 syllables which, in some cases, I will use as a way to turn two-digit numbers into words or vice versa. The course will really heavily re-use that idea. So don't skim over it.