Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Therefore I love thy commandments above gold... REVISED again!

...yea; above fine gold.

3z dtg "Thirtuh-Zed" = 96+31=127 decimal, or "A hundred and twenty seven".

Left hand, three fingers up

Right hand, all digits in (as if we were forming a fist)

Here comes the "roll-over"!

(By the way, it is just like in decimal where we have "thirty-nine" plus one. What comes after that?)

People! I am so mortified! I apologize again! I was one verse ahead of myself. Remember that story about the cracked waterpot? That's me - and it hurts. I am a card-carrying perfectionist, but that obviously means I am REALLY going to have to redefine the word "perfect". That, however, by the grace of God, is what I resolve to do until I fall on sleep (i.e. pass away)! I love you!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

It is time...

...for thee, O LORD, to work, for they have made void thy law.

Again, "LORD" means Jehovah.

Verse 3y dtg, or "thirtuh-wye" = 96+30 = 126 decimal ("a hundred and twenty six")

Three fingers up on the left hand, all fingers down on the right hand, which means only the thumb is up. (By the way, do ye know you when ye are driving in a car, and the odometer comes up to a "roll-over"? We are coming up to one of those! :)).



Monday, December 21, 2015

I am thy servant...

...give me understanding that I may know thy testimonies.

Verse 3x dtg, or "Thirtuh-ex" = 96+29=125 decimal, or "a hundred and twenty five"

Three fingers up on the left hand, and all digits down on the right hand, except for the index finger.



Sunday, December 20, 2015

Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy... - revised

...and teach me thy statutes.

3w dtg "thirtuh-ooh" = decimal 96+28= 124 decimal ("a hundred and twenty four")

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Mine eyes fail for thy salvation...

...and for the word of thy righteousness.

3v dtg "thirtuh-vih" = decimal 96+27=123, or "one hundred and twenty three"

Three fingers up on the left hand, and every digit, but the middle finger, down on the right hand. That lone middle finger - instead of being up - is down OVER TOP of my palm muscle.



Sunday, December 13, 2015

Be surety for thy servant for good...

...let not the proud oppress me.

3t - "thirtuh-tih"

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

AIN - revised YET again!

Pronounced: "Ah-Yin"

I have done judgement and justice - leave me not to mine oppressors.

Verse 121 in decimal, which is "thirtuh-uhs" - or 3s - in base thirty-two (which I abbreviate "dtg")



P.S. Left hand: three fingers up
Right hand: ring and little fingers, and thumb, in. Use thumb to help hold down ring ringer.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

My flesh... - revised

...trembleth for fear of thee - and I am afraid of thy judgements.

Verse 120 decimal, which equals 3r in duotrigesimal, or base Thirty Two. "Thirtuh-rah".



P.S. I just realized I had made a mistake on a previous post. I said decimal 114 was 3e dtg, but it is 3j dtg - sorry for any inconvenience that may have caused!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross,...

...therefore I love thy testimonies.

3q dtg "thirtuh-quah"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes...-revised!

...for their deceit is falsehood.

Verse 3p dtg "Thirtuh-pih"

I'm sorry! I am a card-carrying perfectionist - so I cannot say how painful it is when I realize I have made these mistakes! We truly do see through a glass darkly, but no worries! ;)



Thursday, November 26, 2015

Hold thou me up...

...and I shall be safe, and I will have respect unto thy statutes continually.

"thirtuh-ihn", or 3n dtg


P.S. Same as "thirtuh-ehm", or 3m dtg - just pull in your thumb.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Uphold me according unto thy word that I may live...

...and let me not be ashamed of my hope.

Verse "Thirtuh-ehm", or 3m dtg (I.e. in duotrigesimal, or Base Thirty-Two)

Friday, November 20, 2015

Depart from me, ye evildoers...

...for I will keep the commandments of my God.

Verse thirtuh-kih

3k dtg

Three fingers up on the left hand, and the ring and index fingers, as well as the thumb, down on the right hand. And I conveniently use my right thumb to help hold down my right index finger.



Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Thou art my hiding place and my shield... - revised

...I hope in thy word.

3j dtg "thirtuh-jih" = 114, or "a hundred and fourteen"

Three fingers up on the left hand, the ring and index fingers down on the right hand. I really find I have to use the palm of my hand to hold my fingers down on this one.



P.S. I apologize again! I am sure glad I decide to profread these every once in a while!

Saturday, November 14, 2015



I hate vain thoughts, but thy law do I love.

Thirty-hih, or 3h dtg.

96+17=113, or a hundred and thirteen, decimal.

Left hand, three fingers up

Right hand, ring finger and thumb down

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

I have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes... - revised

...Alway, even unto the end.

Verse 3g dtg "thirtuh-gee"

(Again, it is not thirtuh- 'jeeh', but rather thirtuh-'geeh' with the hard "g" sound; as in "French guy "Guy")

g dtg = 16 decimal.

96+16=decimal 112


P.S. Sorry! I just proofread this and was, again, mortified!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever...

...for they are the rejoicing of my heart.

3f dtg

Three fingers up on the right hand, and all the fingers and the thumb in on the right hand.

96+15=decimal: 111



P.S. It just occurred to me that if you write this number in binary, it comes out as:


Monday, October 26, 2015

The wicked have laid a snare for me...

...yet I erred not from thy precepts. Verse "thirtuh-eeh"

Three fingers up on the left hand, the ring middle, and index fingers down on the right hand (again, I use the palm of my hand to help hold them down.



Thursday, October 22, 2015

My soul... - revised continually in my hand, yet do I not forget thy law.

Verse "Thirtuh-dee"

Left hand: three fingers up
Right hand: as with thirtuh-see, the ring and middle fingers in, and now the thumb is in, as well


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Accept, I beseech thee... - revised

...the free will offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy judgements.

Verse "thirtuh-see", or 3c dtg, or decimal 108

Again, "LORD" means Jehovah

Left hand: three fingers up

Right hand: Ring and middle fingers down against the palm of my hand, in order to hold them down

Friday, October 2, 2015

I am afflicted very much...

...quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.

As I have said, "LORD" means "Jehovah".

Verse 3b dtg - "thirtuh-bee"

96+11=107 ("One hundred and seven" in decimal)

Same as "thirtuh-ah" (the previous verse), except that you pull in your thumb (and keep that middle finger down, over top of your thumb muscle!)

I love you!


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

I have sworn and I will perform it...

...that I will keep thy righteous judgements.

Verse 106 decimal = 3a duotrigesimal

Left hand: three fingers up

Right hand: ring and index fingers curled up against my palm, and my middle finger DOWN over top of my palm muscle. Why not up? So that I am not giving anyone "the finger"!


Monday, September 28, 2015



Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Verse 105 decimal = 39 duotrigesimal, or Base Thirty Two.

Three fingers up on the left hand, and the ring finger and thumb down on the right (use your right thumb to hold down your ring finger).


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Through thy precepts I get understanding...

...therefore I hate every false way.

Verse 38 dtg = 104 decimal

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How sweet are thy words unto my taste... - revised

...yea - sweeter than honey to my mouth.


Again, I apologize for the mistakes. I do find them mortifying, but once they are made, all I can do is repair them to the best of my ability.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

I have not departed from thy judgements... - revised again and again

...for thou hast taught me.

Left hand: three fingers up.

Right hand: index and middle fingers down - and all other digits out. Use your palm muscle to hold down your index and middle fingers.



Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I have refrained my feet from every evil way...

... that I may - or might - keep thy word.

The 1611 edition of the King James says "may", whereas almost all other King James Bibles will read: "might".

35 dtg = 96+5 decimal = 101 decimal

Left hand: three fingers up

Right hand: Middle finger and thumb in. In fact, use your thumb to help hold down the middle finger.


Monday, September 14, 2015

I understand more than the ancients...

...because I keep thy precepts.

Verse "thirtuh-four" = "one hundred"

34 dtg - 100 decimal

By way of review:

10 dtg - 32 decimal

Multiply them by two?

20 dtg = 64 decimal

At 10 dtg, or 32 decimal?

30 dtg = 96 decimal

Then add four.

34 dtg = 100 decimal

Left hand: three fingers up

Right hand: middle finger down, and all other digits up.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

I have more understanding than all my teachers...

...for thy testimonies are my meditation.

33 dtg

Left hand: three fingers up
Right hand: think "perfection!" Curl your index finger in so that it forms a "ring" and use your thumb to hold it down!

I love this: 33 dtg = 99 decimal. Both double digits!

The same is true of 11 dtg and 22 dtg! 33 dec and 66 dec, respectively.


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Thou, through thy commandments, hast made me wiser than mine enemies... - REVISED!

...for they are ever with me.

32 dtg = (96 + 2) decimal = 98 decimal


So, whereas 10 dtg = 32 dec; 32 dtg = 98 dec.

Monday, September 7, 2015


O how love I thy law - it is my meditation all the day.
31 dtg

Left hand: three fingers up (for me, that is the index, middle, and ring).

Right hand: thumb in.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

I have seen an end of all perfection...

...but thy commandment is exceeding broad.

30 dtg

Three fingers up on the left hand, and let them all go on the right.

Monday, August 31, 2015

The wicked have waited for me to destroy me,... (Revised again!)

...but I will consider thy testimonies.

1z dtg

(Pull thumb in)

Sunday, August 30, 2015

I am thine, save me...

...for I have sought thy precepts.

2y dtg

Left hand: two fingers up

Right hand: Almost a fist! All fingers in, but the thumb out.

Decimal: 64+30=94 ("ninety four")



Saturday, August 29, 2015

I will never forget thy precepts...

...for with them, thou hast quickened me.

2x dtg

Friday, August 28, 2015

Unless thy law had been my delights,... - REVISED!

I should then have perished in mine affliction.

2w dtg


P.S. Sorry! I was just proofreading - and am I ever glad I was!

2w dtg = (64 + 28) decimal = 92 decimal

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Now we REALLY need to pull that middle finger down!...

...Because in goes the thumb for twentuh-vih:

"They continue according to thine ordinances, for all are thy servants." 2v dtg

Same as 2t dtg - just pull in your right thumb.

2t dtg was decimal ninety (90 dec), so guess what twentuh-vih is!...



Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Thy faithfulness is unto all generations... - revised

...thou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

Decimal: ninety

Duotrigesimal: twentuh-tih

Once again, we have to adapt in order to avoid giving any inappropriate gestures.

Left hand: two fingers up

Right hand: Little, ring, and index fingers down.

This leaves the thumb and middle finger. The thumb being up is not a problem, but the middle finger being up has come to mean something very inappropriate. Therefore, whereas the little, ring, and index fingers are "curled up" against the palm of my hand, the middle finger is brought DOWN to REST OVERTOP of my thumb muscle. That way, it is neither curled in with my other three fingers, nor sticking up, and giving an inappropriate gesture.

The math? Decimal: 64(left hand with two fingers up, worth 32 each)+16(little finger in)+8(ring finger)+2(index finger)=80+10=90= 2t dtg.



Thursday, August 13, 2015

LAMED... be continued...

For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.

(As I have said before, "LORD" means "Jehovah").

Verse decimal eighty nine, or "89".

Two fingers up on my left hand (I like the index and middle); and the little and ring fingers and thumb down on my right hand (in fact, I USE my right thumb to help HOLD DOWN my ring finger.

Base thirty two, or duotrigesimal: 2s dtg "twentuh-us".


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Quicken me after thy lovingkindness... - Revised shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.

2r dtg "twentuh-rah".

64+24=88 decimal ("eighty-eight")

Left hand: two fingers up (any two would do, but I like my index and middle). They give me two times thirty-two - hence the decimal sixty four above.

Right hand: two fingers down - but any two would NOT do. Little and ring fingers give me decimal sixteen and eight, respectively. Hence the decimal twenty four above.



P.S. Another "sorry". :)

Monday, August 10, 2015

They had almost consumed me upon earth... - revised

...but I forsook not thy precepts.

Verse "twentuh-quah" 2q dtg

64+23=87 decimal ("eighty-seven")

Same as "twentuh-pih" - just pull your right thumb in (or left, if you're left handed).

(Pssst... I love you!)


P.S. Yet again: I apologize! :)

Thursday, August 6, 2015

All thy commandments are faithful...

...they persecute me wrongfully! Help thou me!

Verse 2p "twentuh-pih"

(i.e. "pit" without the "t")

64+22=86 decimal ("eighty six")

Left hand: two fingers up
Right hand: little, middle, and index fingers down (curled up against my palm, in order to hold them down) - thumb and ring finger up.


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

The proud have digged pits for me...

...which are not after thy law.

Verse 2n dtg "twentuh-in"

64+21=85 decimal, ("eighty-five")

Two fingers up on my left hand, and the ring and middle fingers, and thumb down on my right hand. Again, I am using my right palm to hold my little and middle fingers down.

"I love you..."


Saturday, August 1, 2015

How many are the days of thy servant?...

When wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?

Verse 2m dtg "twentuh-ehm"

64+20=84 decimal

Friday, July 31, 2015

For I am become like a bottle in the smoke... - revised! (:()

...yet do I not forget thy statutes. Verse (decimal) "eighty-three", or Base Thirty Two "twentuh-kih" 2k dtg

Left hand: two fingers up (any two will do, but I like my index and middle)

Right hand: Little and index fingers, and thumb, down...

Hey! I just realized! On my left hand, it's "up" that makes a digit count; whereas on my right hand, it's "down" that "makes the difference" between a binary one and zero. In this case, that is decimal sixteen, two, and one... and zero.

16+2+1=19, +64 = decimal eighty three, or 83



P.S. I am so sorry about this post! I just proofread it and was mortified! If you do not know what I was talking about, say no more! :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying... - revised

when wilt thou comfort me!
Verse 2j dtg "twentuh-jih"

P.S. Sorry again!

Monday, July 27, 2015

CAPH (sounds like "calf", without the silent "l" sound, of course)

"My soul fainteth for thy salvation; but I hope in thy word."

Verse 2h dtg "twentuh-hih"

64+17=81 decimal (eighty-one)

Just pull in your right thumb, and you're there.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

"Let my heart be sound in thy statutes...

...that I be not ashamed." Verse 2g dtg "twentuh-geeh"

Remember, that is pronounced just like "French-guy-'Guy'"; not "Jeeh".

Decimal 80 or "eighty".

Two fingers up on my left hand, and just my little finger down on my right.


Sunday, July 19, 2015

"Let those that fear thee..."

"...turn unto me - and those that have known thy testimonies."

Verse 2f "twentuh-eff"

64+15=decimal 79 ("seventy nine")

Daniel - also known as "God is my judge" or "Judged of God"

Thursday, July 16, 2015

"Let the proud be ashamed...

...for they dealt perversely with me without a cause, but I will meditate in thy precepts." Verse 2e dtg "twentuh-eeh"

64+14=78 (decimal seventy eight)



Tuesday, July 14, 2015

"Let thy tender mercies come unto me..."

"...that I may live: for thy law is my delight." verse: 1d "dee-tuhn"

decimal: 64+13=77 (seventy seven).

Left hand: two fingers up

Right hand: Ring and middle fingers, and thumb in; and little and index fingers out.


Monday, July 13, 2015

"Let, I pray thee..."

"...thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy word unto thy servant." 2c dtg "twentuh-see"

Let go of thumb and index finger on the right hand, and pull in the middle finger.

64+12=76 decimal ("seventy-six")


Sunday, July 12, 2015

"I know, O LORD, that thy judgements are right...

...and that thou, in faithfulness, hast afflicted me."

Verse 2b dtg "twentuh-bee"

Decimal: 64+11=75

Two fingers up on my left hand, "b" (or decimal eleven) on my right hand. Feel free to look up "eleven" near the start of this blog, for a refresher and even, I think, drawing of what it looks like on your dominant hand.



P.S. (Capital "LORD", actually means "Jehovah")

Thursday, July 9, 2015

"They that fear thee... - revised again!

will be glad when they see me, because I have hoped in thy word."

Verse 2a dtg "twentuh-ah"

Let go of your thumb, and pull in your index finger!

Sorry! I discovered all sorts of mistakes on this post! Thank you for bearing with me!

So, that is decimal (or Base Ten) 64+10=74



Saturday, July 4, 2015


"Thy hands have made me and fashioned me - give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments."

Verse 29 dtg "twentuh-nine"

Same finger configuration as for twentuh-eight. Just pull in your thumb.



Thursday, July 2, 2015

"The law of thy mouth... better unto me than thousands of gold and silver." Verse 28 dtg (twentuh-eight)

Decimal 72, or "seventy two".

Left hand: two fingers up (any two - or digits, for that matter. I like my index and middle.)

Right hand: Ringer finger down (being help down with the palm of my hand); and all other digits up.



Wednesday, June 24, 2015

"It is good...'

...for me that I have been afflicted - that I might learn thy statutes." 27 dtg = 71 decimal



Left hand: two fingers up (choose any two, really - I simply use my index and middle because it is comfortable)

Right hand: Thumb, index finger, and middle finger down - and the ring and little fingers up. On the right hand, it matters which fingers you choose, because "not all digits are given equal values." See, the thumb is worth one, the index finger worth two, and the middle finger four.

Add them up, and you get seven.

Add that to two on the left hand, multiplied by thirty two to get sixty four, and you get, again, decimal seventy one.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

"Their heart is a fat as grease..."

"...but I delight in thy law." 26dtg (twentuh-six)

Two fingers up on my left hand - my index and my middle fingers, and the same two digits down on my right hand.

64+6=70 decimal ("Seventy").



Wednesday, June 17, 2015

"The proud have forged a lie against me...

...but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart."

Verse 25 dtg "twentuh-five"

Two fingers up on my left hand. Index and middle finger - but, to be honest? It could be any two digits. After all, each digit actually counts for "one" the way I'm counting it on that hand.

On my right hand, however, it is a different story. For one thing, I start with my digits OUT, and pull them IN to activate their value. For another thing - unlike my left hand - on my right hand, each digit is NOT worth the same amount. My thumb is worth one, my index finger is worth two, and my middle finger is worth four. Therefore, seeing I need "five", I keep my middle finger down (as is was for "twentuh-four"), and pull in my thumb.

By the way, for the record, here is why I changed the way I count on my left hand:

If you really need to, you can count to 1023 on two hands, using binary finger counting; and I used to use binary counting on both hands. When, however, I recited Psalm 119, using binary finger counting on both hands, I found I had to pull and hold down my index finger all the way from verse (decimal) "sixty-four" to (decimal) "one hundred and twenty seven" (in Base Thirty Two, those numbers, respectively, are "twentuh" (20 dtg) and "thirtuh-zed" (3z dtg)). What I found was, that that is a long time to have to hold your index finger in that position.

Then, it occurred to me that if I combined counting from zero to decimal 31 ("zed" - z dtg) on my right hand, with five on my left hand; I could still get to decimal 192 ("fiftuh-zed" - 5z dtg). And that was STILL more than I needed, seeing Psalm 119 only had decimal "one hundred and seventy six" - 176 verses. In Duotrigesimal, that is "fiftuh-gee" (say "gee" with the "hard" "g" sound - 5g dtg).
(By the way, I know this is different, but that is what I am - with a capital "D"; and I love being that.)

Therefore, if I am counting verses on my hands as I recite Psalm 119, I use binary finger counting on my dominant (right) hand, and conventional finger counting on my non-dominant (left) hand. That is why I have two fingers up for "two" on my left hand (which, remember we are multiplying by decimal "thirty-two" to give us "sixty-four") and my middle finger and thumb DOWN on my right hand for four plus one, which equals five. Add them up, and you get decimal sixty-nine. I HOPE that makes sense, but if not, it might help to go to the beginning of this blog and work forward from there.

Blessings! Love!


Friday, June 12, 2015

"Thou art good...

...and doest good - teach me thy statutes."

Verse: 24 dtg "twentuh-four"

Two fingers up on my left hand, and only my middle finger down on my right hand (and I am using my palm muscle to hold down that middle finger.)

64 + 4 = 68 decimal

I love you, OK?


Thursday, June 11, 2015

"Before I was afflicted...

...I went astray, but now have I kept thy word."

Verse 23 dtg "twentuh-three"

Two fingers up on my left hand (my index and middle) (which gives me duotrigesimal 20 or "twentuh"; which equals decimal 64 (sixty four), and on my right, both my thumb and index finger down (which gives me 1+2=3). All added together: decimal 67 (sixty seven).



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

"Teach me good judgement and knowledge...

...for I have believed thy commandments." Verse 22 dtg ("twentuh-two")

Tell you what: count to "two" traditional style on your left (or non-dominant) hand; and "two" binary style on your right (or dominant). Therefore, on your right, your index finger should be the only one down. All other digits up. I find I have to use my thumb muscle to hold down my index finger.

Now here's something fun! Double digits in duotrigesimal: "22"

Now, what is 64+2?



Tuesday, June 9, 2015


Pronounced the same way as the family name: "TAIT"

"Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, or Jehovah, according unto thy word."

Left hand: two fingers up, all other digits down

Right hand: Pull in the thumb, and leave all the fingers up.

21 dtg - "twentuh-one"

61+1= 62 (sixty-two) decimal



Thursday, June 4, 2015

"The earth, O LORD, or Jehovah..."

" full of thy mercy - teach me thy statutes." Roll over! On my left hand, my index and middle fingers up, and all my other left digits down (or in); and on my right hand, all my digits are released.

20 dtg

"twentuh"! Equals decimal 64 or "sixty-four". Why? I'll tell you, someday.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

"I am a companion..."

"...of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts." 1z dtg

"zed-tuhn". 32 + 31 = 63 (sixty three) decimal.

Index finger up on my left hand, and all other digits down on that hand. On my right hand? All digits in (so that is looks like a loosely formed "fist"). Next value is a "roll-over" value...

Friday, May 15, 2015

"At midnight I will rise... give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments." 1y dtg


32+30=62 (sixty two) decimal.

Left hand: index finger up, all other fingers down
Right hand: thumb up, all fingers in



Thursday, May 14, 2015

"The bands of the wicked have robbed me,...

...but I have not forgotten thy law." 1x dtg

"eh-uhn" - I have found that, by omitting the "t" sound from "ex-tuhn", I make it easier to say.

Same as 1w dtg, but I pull my thumb in.

32+29=61 (sixty-one) decimal



Monday, May 11, 2015

I made haste, and delayed not... keep thy commandments. 1w dtg. "Woo-tuhn".

32+28=60 (sixty) decimal.

Index finger up on my left hand, little, ring, and middle fingers down on my right.


P.S. Interesting to note that obviously "making haste" is not ALWAYS a bad thing.

Friday, May 8, 2015

"I thought on my ways..."

"...and turned my feet unto thy testimonies." 1v dtg. "vih-tuhn".

32+27=59 (fifty nine) decimal

Same as "tih-tuhn", but not your thumb is in, so you REALLY want your thumb resting on your thumb muscle - and NOT sticking up (as it would be otherwise; but we know better than to give fallic gestures!)

I love you! ♥


Thursday, May 7, 2015

"I entreated thy favour with my whole heart..." - REVISED!

"...Be merciful unto me according to thy word" 1t dtg. "Tih-tuhn"

32+26=58 decimal.

Left hand? Index finger... UP!

Right hand? "Tih". Little, ring, and index fingers down, thumb out; and middle finger resting OUTSIDE of thumb muscle, but still pulled down so that we are not inadvertently giving anyone the middle finger!



P.S. Sorry! Here I was so convinced I had that right! If simply tells me I certainly am not done learning this Psalm!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


"Thou art my portion, O LORD - I have said that I would keep thy words." 1s dtg

Pronounced: "us-tuhn". 32 + 25 = 57 decimal

Same finger configuration as last time, but my thumb is now in and - yes - my left index finger is... UP... and all the other digits on my left hand are... DOWN!



P.S. "Cheth" is pronounced: "hihk....ate" or a guttural "h" followed by "ate"

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"This I had, because I kept thy precepts."

Psalm CXIX.1r dtg


32+24=56 decimal

OK - ready for the curve ball? On my left hand? My index finger is actually UP, and all my other digits are DOWN! And on my right hand? In keeping with binary finger counting, my ring and little fingers are down, and all other digits are up. Explanation? As I am able.


Monday, April 27, 2015

1q dtg

"I have remembered thy 'name', O 'LORD', or Jehovah; in the night, and have kept thy law." 32+23=decimal 55. "Quah-tuhn". By the way, on my right hand, my ring finger is the only one "out" - all the other ones are in. Now, on my left? I have a few confessions to make there (in terms of finger configuration). It's a lot easier to explain in person - but I can explain here too, upon request.

Friday, April 24, 2015

1p dtg

"Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage." 32+22=54 decimal. Pronounced "pea-tuhn".

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

1n dtg

"Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked, that forsake thy law." 32+21=decimal 53. Pronounced: "En-tuhn". One on the left (or less dominant) hand, and "n" on the other hand. Little finger, middle finger, and thumb all in, and the other fingers out.

Friday, April 10, 2015

1m dtg

"Ehm-tuhn". "I remembered thy judgements of old, O LORD, or Jehovah, and have comforted myself." 32 + 20 = decimal 52.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Cute little...

1k dtg! Seriously! Say it just like that! "Ki... tten!" It comes out perfectly! "Kih-tuhn!" "The proud have had me greatly in derision; yet have I not declined from thy law." Decimal "Fifty one". "One" on the left (or non-dominant) hand; and "kih" on the right (or dominant) hand. Adds up to 32 + 19 = 51 decimal. Love,

Daniel :)

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1j dtg

"Jih-tuhn" "This is my comfort in my affliction - for thy word hath quickened me." Decimal: "fifty" or "50"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

1h dtg - revised

"Hih-tuhn". Same as 1g dtg, but pull in your thumb. "Zain (pronounced "Zah-yihn")/ Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope." In decimal, that is "49".

Monday, March 2, 2015

1g dtg

"Geeh-tuhn" = 32 +16 = 48 decimal. Left thumb down, right little finger down. All other digits up. And, by the way, for this verse of Psalm 119, I always put my hands in the air; because it says:

"My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I have loved - and I will meditate in thy statutes."

Therefore, feel free to put those hands (the left one with the thumb down, and the right one with the little finger in - ...unless, of course, you are left handed), and say the above verse.



Tuesday, February 24, 2015

1f dtg

= 32 + 15 = 47 decimal. Left thumb in, ALL digits except little finger in on right hand.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sounds like "Ian"

1e dtg. I would have called it "eeh-tuhn", but I found "eeh-uhn" easier to say. Left thumb down, right ring, middle, and index fingers down.

1e dtg = 32 + 14 decimal = 46 decimal

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

1d dtg (or duotrigesimal, or Base Thirty Two)

"Dee-tuhn" = 32 + 8 + 4 + 1 = 45 decimal. Left thumb down, right ring finger, middle finger, and thumb down. All other digits up.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

1c dtg

=44 decimal.

Left thumb in, right ring and middle fingers in. All other digits out. "See-tuhn".

Decimal: 32 + 8 + 4

Sorry! What I first posted here was wrong! My apologies!

Thursday, February 12, 2015


1b dtg = 43 decimal. Left thumb down, left ring and index finger - and thumb - down. Again? Middle finger ALSO "down" - but resting overtop of thumb muscle, to avoid giving anyone the "finger". Again, see the "Eleven" post for a picture of what I am talking about.


Wednesday, February 11, 2015


If there was one stubborn "kink" in my thinking, which I had to iron out; it was this one! "What comes after '19'?" "20?" Well, yes... IN DECIMAL! If you're in duoTRIGESIMAL, though, it is NOT "20"! It is "1a"! "Ah-tuhn". For the pronunciation of this number, think "autumn", but put the "n" sound for the "m" sound. Base thirty two "1a" equals decimal "42" (which is 32+10).

Left thumb down, and (I use my thumb muscle to help hold these fingers down) my right ring and index fingers down. (In fact, I use a "curling" motion to "curl" my fingers up against my thumb muscle and hold them down. Also? Again: I pull my middle finger down OVER TOP of my thumb muscle. Why? Because if I stick it up, it looks like I'm giving someone the "middle finger"! And I want to do everything I can to avoid that misunderstanding! Therefore, when it is OVER TOP of my thumb muscle. That way, I still know not to "count" it - even though it is not sticking up. Please see the post on Decimal: "10" - or "ten", for a picture of what I am talking about.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Left thumb down; right "ring finger" (:)) and thumb down. Duotrigesimal, or Base Thirty Two "19"; or Decimal "41". By the way, one "practical application" of Binary Finger Counting? Keeping track of the verses in Psalm 119!

Psalm 119:19 dtg goes like this: "Let thy mercies come also unto me, O LORD (or Jehovah); even thy salvation according to thy word." If ye would like, feel free to look that verse up in the Bible, and see what, again, that verse is in "decimal".



Monday, February 9, 2015

My age! - revised(!)

See? Now I can say I am "18"! I would have to pronounce it: "Eight-tuhn", though! Left thumb stays down, and on the right hand? RELEASE! All digits! In other words, the thumb, index, and middle fingers from 17 dtg. Then, pull in the right "ring finger" (;))!

The left thumb? Respresents decimal "thirty two".

The right "ring finger"? (;)) "Eight".

Add them both together? And ye get... well... "My age"! As I said earlier, though? "18" or "Eight-tuhn"! ;)

Friday, February 6, 2015


Left thumb down, right thumb, index, AND middle finger down. 17 dtg - 39 decimal. People! I have to apologize again! I was all mixed up last time I posted this! I will endeavor to be more careful to get it right from now on! :)

Thursday, February 5, 2015


My left thumb stays down, and I release my right thumb, pull in my right index finger, and keep my right middle finger down (by the way, I like to use my thumb muscle to hold down that middle finger. As I said: 16 dtg = 38 decimal. Actually, I have come to drop the second "t"; making it "Six-uhn" - because it is easier to say that way. Sorry again! I just realized I had been all mixed up when I posted this! Mortified again! ;)

Monday, February 2, 2015


Same thing are "fourt-tuhn", but pull your thumb in. In decimal it equals 37, or 32 for my left thumb, and 4 and 1 for my right middle finger and thumb. Again, in Base Thirty-Two (or duotrigesimal, or dtg), it is "15".

So: 15 dtg = 37 decimal! SORRY I just realized I had gotten this WRONG when I first posted it! I'm mortified! ;)

Friday, January 30, 2015


Left thumb and right middle finger down - all other digits up. That gives us 32 on the left hand, and 4 on the right hand - totaling (decimal) 36, or duotrigesimal 14 ("Four-tuhn", or "Four-tǝn" - OR - "Fourt-tǝn". In other words, your can stress the first or second syllable; but either way, pronounce the "schwa" vowel - i.e. "ǝ"). Again, say the "tuhn" just like the "ten" in "forgot'ten'"). If you were going to stress the "tuhn" in "Four-tuhn", the closest I can think of to "shwa" vowel you would be making it the "oo" in "took". If you substitute an "n" for the "k" in "took", and then say that after non-stressed: "four", then your "fourt-tuhn" should sound like "four-toon" - but not with the "long" "oo" vowel sound, as in "tune"; but again, rather, the "oo" in "took". In fact, you can shorten that "oo" sound all the way down to where your mouth is completely relaxed and you say - again: "four-tǝn". Again? "ǝ" is the vowel sound you will produce if you completely relax your mouth. That's why I chose to use it in place of the short "e" sound in "ten", and the "ee" sound in "teen"!

Monday, January 19, 2015


Now, I have my left thumb in, and my right thumb and index finger in.

13 dtg = 35 decimal - or 32 (my left thumb) + 2 (my right index finger) + 1 (my right thumb)

I call it "Thirt-tuhn!" Pronounced: "Thir-tǝn". (By the way, the "tuhn" in "Thirt-tuhn" should be pronounced just like the "ten" in "forgot'ten'"). Again, it sounds somewhat akin "thirteen"; but not quite the same - because it ISN'T the same!

13 dtg (duotrigesimal, or Base 32) ≠ 13 decimal!

Again: 13 dtg = decimal: 32 (which is 10 dtg)  + 3 = decimal 35, whereas
13 decimal = decimal 10 (which, I recall, I called "a" (pronounced "ah") in Base 32 earlier on this blog) + 3 = decimal 13 (which, again, I earlier called "d" (pronounced "dee" - just like we usually call it)).

Here! Let me spell it out like this!

DECIMAL, or Base Ten:

"13" - "Thir-TEEN"

the "10", or "TEN" gives us: |||| |||| (I'm using conventional decimal stroke notation)

The "3" gives us: |||

DUOTRIGESIMAL, or Base Thirty Two:

"13" - "Thirt-TUHN"

The "10", or "TUHN" gives us IIII IIII  IIII IIII   IIII IIII  IIII IIII (HERE, I'm using a stroke notation I invented for Base Thirty Two. Each stroke represents one value - so "II" is two. "IIII I" is five. "IIII IIII  II I" is eleven. Once I reach sixteen, or "IIII IIII  IIII IIII", I underline those sixteen strokes: "IIII IIII  IIII IIII". Therefore, above, we have (decimal) sixteen plus sixteen, which equals (decimal) thirty two.

The "3", again, give us II I, or "three".

Add them together? And you get "13" or "thirt-tuhn" in Base Thirty-Two; which is the equivalent of 35, or "thirty-five" in decimal, or Base Ten. Blessings!


Sunday, January 18, 2015

Binary Pushups!

Who says binary numbers have no practical applications! You can use them when you do pushups! For example, if I can, I start by doing (decimal) sixteen (which is binary 10000). Then, I stop and take a deep breath. Once I am ready to do more, I then do 8 (binary 1000. Binary 10000 + 1000 = 11000 - decimal 24 so far). Again, I take a breath, and rest a bit. Then, I do 4 (binary 100. Binary 11000 + 100 = 11100, or decimal 28). Another deep breath and rest, and then I do 2 (binary 10. Binary 11100 + 10 = 11110, or decimal 30). Another breath and rest, and then I do 1. Binary 11110 + 1 = 11111, or 31. Then? I take one more breath and rest, and "push it all over a 'bit'" by doing one last pushup. Binary 11111 + 1 = 1 00000, or decimal 32. (By the way? With decimal numbers? There ARE no other symbols than "0" and "1". Therefore, "1" plus "1" equals "10" just like, in decimal, "9" plus "1" equals "10". Furthermore, binary "11111" plus "1" equals "1 00000" just like decimal "99,999" plus "1" would equal "100,000". Hope that helps!)

But, wait! Some nights, I don't feel up to doing 16 to begin with! In that case, I do eight! Then four, two, one and one. That all adds up to binary 1000, 100, 10, 1, and 1

Binary    Decimal
1000       8
+100       4
  +10       2
    +1       1
    +1       1
-------     ----
=10000,  16.

In other words, if I cannot start with 16, I start with half as many.

Let's say, furthermore, that I could only do four to start. Then, I know I can always do that, and then  2, 1, and 1 and "double" that to "eight".

Bottom line? I have found you can always "double" what you were able to do to begin with; if you stop and rest in between intervals - by cutting the number of pushups in half each time (and then "topping it off" with one at the end).

The synomyn!

Left thumb up (for me), and right index finger up (with thumb down). That gives us "12 dtg". I call it "Tuelve". Different spelling from "Twelve", but same pronunciation. I decided that, pronunciation wise, I would let it be the synonym that it is.

12 dtg = 34 decimal.

The left thumb is worth 32 decimal, and the right index finger is worth 2. Add them both together and you get 34 decimal.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Two thumbs up!

With each thumb in the air, we have the equivalent of decimal 33! The non-dominant thumb (for me, left) is worth 32, and the thumb on the dominant hand is worth one. Put them both together, and you get - again: decimal 33. What is that in duotrigesimal? "11 dtg" or - as I have decided to call it: "eleden"! That's right! It sounds like "eleven" - and even LOOKS like "eleven" (11 decimal); but it ISN'T "eleven"! It's "eleden"!

So, backing up a value, I hold up only my left thumb and say, "tuhn" (10 dtg)... Then I hold up both thumbs and say: "eleden" (11 dtg)...

Bye for now! ;)

Daniel Robbins

Thursday, January 15, 2015

"10 dtg" - also known as "32 decimal"!

Alright! Long time me no post new post! Ready for the other hand? Let all your digits out on your primary hand (for me, it is my right hand), and do the "thumb up" on your secondary hand (for me, my left hand)! (In other words, on my left hand, all my fingers are in, and my thumb is out). That's "10 dtg" or "32 decimal"!

"10"?... Ye may say? That's right! In duotrigesimal, or "Base 32" "Tuhn" is "Thirty-two" (pronounced: "tən")!

"TUHN!?" I can now hear some people possibly say! That's right! I invented that term! My thinking? Something that SOUNDS like "ten", but ISN'T ten. Also, something that, LIKE "ten", is easy to say! As a matter of fact? I think "tuhn" has fit the bill perfectly. The reason I chose that word, is it contains the "scwah" - "ə". If ye were to look in a dictionary pronunciation guide, ye would see the "schwah" - "ə" left, right, and centre (a.k.a. "center" for all my American friends). It is the "upside-down and backwards" "e". For example: "Delicious!" Two schwahs! I do not know how to get that

"Də-LIH-shəs!"... OK! So, maybe that last syllable is more along the lines of the short "I" sound ("Də-LIH-shihs") but other times it would be with two schwahs (again, as in "Də-LIH-shəs").

Stroke notation:

|||| ||||  |||| ||||   |||| ||||  |||| |||| - 10 dtg, or 32 decimal