I came across this list of numbers to represent sounds in Arabic netspeak:
2 is A
3 is a heavy (so heavy) A, sure you can't even pronounce it but you could replace with a regular A, no one would care
4 is basically (th) like the word (tho).
5 is k and h together it's hard to pronounce so you could just pronounce with a regular k
6 is kind of between hard T and hard D, a difficult letter for non-Arabic speakers, but you can just pronounce it as a T.
7 is the most common number that ME players use, it pronounces heavy H but you can pronounce it with a regular h
8 is basically (g) like in the word (go).
9 is a heavy S, but you can pronounce it with a regular s
How do the numbers relate to the Arabic alphabet? Is there a specific reason that the number matches the sound/letter?
Curious to see how all of this works.