Proquints are identifiers that are readable and pronounceable.

In Pronounceable Identifiers, Daniel S. Wilkerson proposes encoding a 16-bit string as a pronouncable quintuplets of alternating consonants and vowels as follows. Four-bits for consonants, and two-bits for vowels:

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 A B C D E F | 0 1 2 3
b d f g h j k l m n p r s t v z | a i o u

Separate proquints using dashes, which can go un-pronounced or be pronounced "eh".

0123 4567 89ab cdef
con vow con vow con

Here are some IP dotted-quads and their corresponding proquints.       lusab-babad |    natag-lisaf   gutih-tugad |   tibup-zujah     gutuk-bisog |   tobog-higil  mudof-sakat |   todah-vobij    haguz-biram |  sinid-makam    mabiv-gibot |  budov-kuras

It's also possible to transmit low-resolution graphical assets by using one's voice.


An ASCII string can also be encrypted in proquints, the sentence Many hands make light work. is represented as follows:

hujad kunun fadim kajiv kidog fadit kajir kihab
kudin kitim libab litiz lanir funir


A minimal encoder implementation of proquints in Uxntal:

@proquint ( short* -- )

	( c1 ) DUP2 #0c emit-con
	( v1 ) DUP2 #0a emit-vow
	( c2 ) DUP2 #06 emit-con
	( v2 ) DUP2 #03 emit-vow
	( c3 ) #00 emit-con
	#20 &emit ( c -- ) #18 DEO


@emit-con SFT2 #000f AND2 ;&con ADD2 LDA !proquint/emit
	&con "bdfghjklmnprstvz
@emit-vow SFT2 #0003 AND2 ;&vow ADD2 LDA !proquint/emit
	&vow "aiou