Concise and easy ways to pronounce numbers in any base.
Note: I edited this, replacing ‘tu’ with ‘ta’ because I realized ‘tu’ sounds too much like ‘two’. For consistency I had to replace ‘nu’ with ‘na’, and so on.
I pronounce 2⁹⁹ as ‘pip’. See my article for math teachers about pronouncing binary to understand the algorithm that specifies this. https://bartshmatthew.medium.com/how-a-math-teacher-should-pronounce-a-binary-number-1c41773df52f
10⁹⁹ten (normally known as 10⁹⁹ i.e. ten to the power ninety-nine) could be pronounced ‘pap’. 10⁹⁹twelve (i.e. twelve to the power ninety-nine) could either be pronounced ‘pop’ or if the context makes it clear that is base twelve, or just that it is a power of twelve that is being referred to,it could be pronounced ‘pap’, same as 10⁹⁹ten. Thus ‘pap’ means just ‘something to the power ninety-nine’ and the context tells you what that something is. If you are using base six, ‘pap’ means 10⁹⁹six, i.e. six to the power ninety-nine.
This way there’s no need to use the vowel to specify the base. This means you never can run out of vowels, and it means there is no need to retrain yourself to say the new names with the new vowel fluently.
Thus one hundred eleven would be one na one ta one. 111twelve ‘one gro one do one’, as base twelve is usually pronounced, would also be one na one ta one (=157ten). 111sixteen would also be one na one ta one. 111three would also be one na one ta one.
Na here just means the radix to the power two. Ta means the radix to the power one, i.e. the radix.