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Our present counting system in English and in every other language I am familiar with is needlessly complex, confusing, long and error prone to pronounce. In the past the Chinese counting system had been regularized to make the numbers quicker to say and still unique, but English has just stumbled along through the years without any rhyme or reason to their pronunciation.

If the numbers were more distinct, and shorter to pronounce they would be easier to communicate accurately and to remember, because they would take up less memory space and thus they would be more useful. Also, if the multi-digit numbers before twenty were regularized as they generally are after twenty, it would make those first numbers easier to use and it would make the whole system more logical. What I am proposing here is like stretching a line tight from one numerical infinity to its opposite through the point of origin; to pull the irregularities out of the English counting system into the briefest possible pronounced line of three letters.

The base numbers are contracted into the brief unique sounding words.
Hoe, One, Too, Tre, Por, Fie, Sik, Sev, Ate, Nie

The numbers after 20 are already near okay but may be improved slightly in pronunciation –
Tooteehoe, Tooteeone, Tooteetoo, Tooteetre, Tooteepor, TooteeFie, Tooteesik, Tooteesev, Tooteeate, Tooteenie.
The word tee is a variation of ten as is easily heard in the standard pronunciation of 88, Eightyeight. That is a contracted way of pronouncing eight tens eight.

30 onward gives, –
Treteehoe, Treteeone, Treteetoo, Treteetre, Treteepor, Treteefie, Treteesik, Treteesev, Treteeate, Treteenie.

40 yeilds –
Porteehoe, Porteeone, Porteetoo, Porteetre, Porteepor, Porteefie, Porteesik, Porteesev, Porteeate, Porteenie.

50 gives –
Fieteehoe, Fieteeone, Fieteetoo, Fieteetre, Fieteepor, Fieteefie, Fieteesik, Fieteesev, Fieteeate, Fieteenie.

60 –
Sikteehoe, Sikteeone, Sikteetoo, Sikteetre, Sikteepor, Sikteefie, Sikteesik, Sikteesev, Sikteeste, Sikteenie.

70 –
Sevteehoe, Sevteeone, Sevteetoo, Sevteetre, Sevteepor, Sevteefie, Sevteesik, Sevteesev, Sevteeate, Sevteenie.

80 –
Ateteehoe, Ateteeone, Ateteetoo, Ateteetre, Ateteepor, Ateteefie, Ateteesik, Ateteesev, Ateteeate, Ateteenie.

90 –
Nieteehoe, Nieteeone, Nieteetoo, Nieteetre, Nieteepor, Nieteefie, Nieteesik, Nieteesev, Nieteeate, Nieteenie.

The sound of those numbers should be easily understood by any English speaker even if they sound a little childish and truncated. The first twenty numbers in standard English have acquired some pronouncing quirks, such as eleven and twelve, which unnecessarily complicate the whole existing system, but if we follow the pronunciation scheme presented above they are easily resolved and become:

0 –
Hoeteehoe, Hoeteeone, Hoeteetoo, Hoeteetre, Hoeteepor, Hoeteefie, Hoeteesik, Hoeteesev, Hoeteeate, Hoeteenie.

10 –
Oneteehoe, Oneteeone, Oneteetoo, Oneteetre, Oneteepor, Oneteefie, Oneteesik, Oneteesev, Oneteeate, Oneteenie.

Normally when referring to numbers 0 to 9 a person would simply say, Hoe, One, Too, Tre, Por, Fie, Sik, Sev, Ate, Nie but when there was a noisy environment the longer word would add redundancy and timing.

The easier a thing is to use the more useful it is.

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