Thursday, November 24, 2011

v - a.k.a. "vih" - just be "vih-ry" careful with this gesture, in particular!

Again, I have done my utmost to steer you away from any untended communication of profanity in my presentation of this number.

All digits (i.e. thumb and fingers) down, except for the middle finger. The middle finger, however, is NOT up! This is because sticking it up risks inadvertently communicating a VERY profane message! In order avoid this VERY MUCH unwanted outcome; instead, rest your middle finger overtop of your thumb muscle. By contrast? All other fingers (which are "down") should be tucked underneath your thumb muscle. I call this "v" or "vih"!

Stroke notation for this is: |||| ||||  |||| ||||  |||| |||| || |

The breakdown?
|||| ||||  |||| |||| - the little finger, which is worth "g", or "gee" (sounds like the French name, "Guy"), or decimal sixteen
|||| |||| - the ring finger, which is worth 8
|| - the index finger, which is worth 2
| - the thumb, which is worth 1

Thanks, again, for "vih-siting"!


Daniel Robbins

Thursday, November 10, 2011

OK, so, in the last post, we WERE considering "", but now we're going to consider... "TIH!"...

...or "t", as in "tip", but without the "p" sound at the end:

Again, at the end of my post on "r", or "rah", I say, "So there we have... 'IT'...", and now, here we have... "TIH"! (In other words, "it" in reverse!)

g & 8 & 2, which equals decimal "twenty-six". If ye would like, try looking up "d". It is simply "t" moved over to the right, one digit. So, the pinky goes up, the middle finger gets "tucked in and rolled in", the index finger goes up, and the thumb comes in, and you have "d" (or decimal thirteen)...

... which is half of "t" (or, again, decimal twenty six)!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

"s"! Let "us" consider it!

By the way? I'm not calling "s": "ess", as is usually done. I am CALLING it: "us". Now, if you (technically "ye", but I'm TRYING to do what I CAN to come across as no more unusual than necessary!) called it "us", as well; then that really WOULD apply to... "us"! Thank you for doing what the title of this blog suggested. It was very "consider-it" of you!

Friday, October 21, 2011

q - "quah", a.k.a. "What?"

Note: I could have drawn the "ring finger" sticking up, but actually it is just as comfortable to rest it on my palm as drawn - and it "doesn't count" because it is not "tucked in" like the other fingers. I suppose I could say I am "speaking a little French" or, "je parles en peut de Francais" on this one. I believe "qua" means "what" in French.

So, in my modified stroke notation, that would be:

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g & 4& 2& 1 = q

Or, in decimal, sixteen plus four plus two plus one, eqauling twenty three.

P.S. So then, I suppose the expression: "qua et qua" ("et" being French for "and"), would translate into decimal 23 plus 23, which would equal 46... (in duoTRIgesimal, or Base thirty two, that would be "q&q='1e' dtg" (dtg is a "marker" that denotes the base as, again, duotrigesimal)).

Saturday, October 15, 2011

p - "pih", as in... "...PIT!..."

OK, so we let our thumb go, pull in the index finger, and we have "p".

Sunday, October 9, 2011

n - or "in"

OK, so with our pinky finger and middle finger still held down (which, again, gave us "m"), we pull our thumb "in", and that GIVES us "n"! (In other words, we will CALL it "in" (NOT "en"))!

Little and middle fingers, as well as thumb in; ring finger and index finger out. Sorry! I just realized that all the drawings I had posted links to in "Slimber" were outdated - so, for now, I am simply describing the finger positions that I THOUGHT could be accessed on "Slimber" (it was an online drawing tool that I thought I could use to store drawings; but obviously somewhere along the line, the links to my illustrations got outdated).

Stroke notation:

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The breakdown:

Little finger: |||| ||||  |||| |||| - it's worth "g" (French guy "Guy") - or decimal sixteen
Middle finger: |||| - worth 4
Thumb: | - worth 1

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hooray for "m"-uh!

OK, so now we let go of our thumb and index finger, pull in our middle finger (while keeping that little finger in), and say "m". Now, when I say "m" to myself, I think of my darling niece: "EMMA!" With that in mind, hooray for Emma! By the way, "m" equals "g"&"4", which is the same as decimal "20=16+4".

So, again, your thumb and middle finger are down, and all the other digits are up. Stroke notation:

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Little finger: |||| ||||  |||| |||| - worth "g" or decimal sixteen (Notice that if you count the strokes, there are sixteen of them)
Middle finger: |||| - worth 4

Saturday, August 13, 2011

"kih" or k

Same as "jih" or j, except you just "add" your thumb, which, of course, is worth one.

So, the little finger, index finger, and thumb are in (use your thumb to help hold down your index finger, if you would like), and all other digits are up.

Stroke notation?

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Little finger: |||| ||||  |||| |||| - worth "g" or sixteen
Index finger: || - worth 2
Thumb: | - worth 1



Thursday, August 4, 2011


Same as `hih`, except you release your thumb and pull in your index finger. It is just like going from ``one`` to ``two``, except in this case, it is all with your little finger pulled in - so you have `gee` (or sixteen) plus one and two respectively, which gives us hih and jih (or seventeen and eighteen, respectively).

Thumb and index finger down, all other digits up.

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Thumb: |||| ||||  |||| |||| - worth "g" - or sixteen
Index finger: || - worth 2



Tuesday, February 15, 2011


It looks like "h", but is not pronounced "aych". It is pronounced "hih". As in "hit", minus the "t" sound.

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Decimal "seventeen".

Just pull in your pinky (as with "g"), and your thumb. In fact, use your thumb to hold your pinky down!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Simply pull in the little ("pinky") finger and let all the other digits go! (And feel free to use the palm of your hand to hold that little finger down! I certainly do!) Of course, "g" is the base thirty two equivalent of decimal "sixteen". (I pronounce it with a hard "g" sound, so that it sounds like the French name spelled: "Guy" - as opposed to: "jee"). (It is basically the same as "key", except with a "voiced" "k" sound). Stroke notation:

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