Technique #2: Phonetic Code
The phonetic code method is a bit more complicated, but can yield much better results. First, each digit must be assigned a corresponding letter: 1 = t or th or d; 2 = n; 3 = m; 4 = r; 5 = l; 6 = sh, ch, or j ( soft g); 7 = k or hard g (like in a goat); 8 = f or v; 9 = p or b, 0 = s or z. In order to clarify this method, consider the following sentence:
"My turtle Pancho will, my love, pick up my new mover Ginger.“
If phonetic code (as defined above) is applied to this sentence, 24 digits can be remembered. One is only required to find a corresponding letter (wherever possible, of course, as not all letters are used) from the phonetic code and “translate" it into a number:
Consider the first two words: “My turtle". In the phonetic code, M=3, while the letter “y" does not have a corresponding phonetic code. For simplicity's sake, we will use the term “no match" hereafter to refer to these letters. So, on examining the word “turtle" we find: t=1, u=no match, r=4, t=1, l=5, e= no match. In other words, first two words “contain" the Pi digits: 3.1415.
Let’s consider the phrase “Pancho will". P=9, a=no match, n=2, ch=6 (be careful you don’t omit digraphs!), o=no match, w=no match, i=no match, l=5, second “l" omit. If two or more letters are in a row, use only the first one.
Finally, consider the “Ginger" word. “G" in this word is soft “g", so g=6, i=no match, n=2, g (soft)=6, e=no match, r=4.
If this rule is applied to all the words, 24 digits can be extracted: 3.14159265358979323846264. Do not forget that this method requires lots of practice.