I learned about the amazing proquints (an easy to pronounce UUID) a few years ago, but today took the time to write out a simplified version of the algorithm:

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@icco TIL.
Looks like there are still ambiguities in its pronunciation. Maybe they could be mitigated with some kinda error correcting code? Since the data comes from and goes back into computers, I guess you could just throw CRC at it.

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