Mnemonic Major System

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Mnemonic Major System
2013-07-04 16:49:45
Mnemonic number memory

numbers associated with sounds for easier memorization; per Wikipedia: "The system works by converting numbers into consonant sounds, then into words by adding vowels. The system works on the principle that images can be remembered more easily than numbers."
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  1. 0
    /s/ /z/s, z, soft c"z" is the first letter of zero. The other letters have a similar sound.
  2. 1
    /t/ /d/t, dt & d have one downstroke and sound similar (some variant systems include "th")
  3. 2
    /n/nn has two downstrokes
  4. 3
    /m/ M has three downstrokes and looks like a "3" on its side
  5. 4
    /r/ last letter of four, also 4 and R are almost mirror images of each other
  6. 5
    /l/ L is the Roman Numeral for 50
  7. 6
    • /ʃ/
    • /ʒ/
    • /tʃ/
    • /dʒ/
    • she, chew, gee
    • a script j has a lower loop / g is almost a 6 rotated
  8. 7
    • /k/ /ɡ/
    • k, hard c, hard g, hard "ch", q, qu
    • capital K "contains" two sevens (some variant systems include "ng")
  9. 8
    • /f/ /v/
    • f, v
    • script f resembles a figure-8. V sounds similar.
  10. 9
    • /p/ /b/
    • p, b
    • p is a mirror-image 9. b sounds similar and resembles a 9 rolled around
  11. unassigned
    Vowel sounds, w,h,y,xThese can be used anywhere without changing a word's number value