I mentioned in the index that I believe our ideographic associations with sounds are not entirely arbitrary, and that I believe it valuable to use the sounds "appropriately". Here I'll list all the associations as I perceive them; it will likely be enlightening for me, others, or both.

Nasals and liquids

n

m

ŋ

r

l

Stops

k

t

p

g

d

b

Fricatives

v

z

s

f

ʃ

j

θ

ð

h

semivowels

w

y

vowels

i

u

e

o

ɪ

ɑ

a

ʌ

ɵ



A couple thoughts not on any particular phoneme:

While I tend to talk as if all this is a matter of correctness and I have completely pure intentions in naming words, there's also a big element of vertical judgement here. I find some sounds more beautiful than others and as such I'm heavily biased toward using them more. I'm not sure to what extent these judgements are just me, so I should list those too.

My favorite vowels are, ordered, something like: i > u > e > ɪ, a.

My favorite consonants: y, k, n > v, z > r > l.

My only really disliked consonants: ð, b. I am biased toward reserving these for words that are less common, physical objects, or things associated with something I don't like.

As you can see, as a general pattern I prefer voiceless stops and voiced fricatives.

Patterns

A few other patterns maintained more for the sake of consistency. If you see me going against these patterns anywhere, call me out, cause I shouldn't.