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For numbers, I think mapping them to consonants helps: 1-> t/d, 2 -> n (as it has two things on bottom), 3 -> m (3 things on bottom), 4 -> r (ends in r), 5 -> l, 6 -> j/ch, 7 -> g/k, 8 -> f/ph, 9 -> p/b. Now plug in some vowels and make words / a sentence for whatever numbers you need, e.g. mud riddle -> 31415 -> 3.1415. I forgot where I learned this many years ago, but its probably on some random website.




According to your technique "mud riddle" should map to 314115. There're two d's. Anyway, the method seems interesting.


It's called the major system and it's based off the sonority rather than the spelling. Great system.


But then how do you remember a number that really does have repeated digits? I'd never be able to remember my phone number under this system.


To remember the number 1111, `to do today`. Or even "today today".

You construct words by mapping consonant sounds to numbers and using whatever vowels you need to construct words.

Other people learn gibberish sentences instead. They break down the number into groups of two, three, or four and use pre-memorized words for each group of words.

So to memorize the number "102457692" they might break it up into three groups: 102, 457, 692. Then they have a word memorized for "102" (ton) and a word for "457" (rolling), and "692" (cheapen). They memorize the number as `ton rolling cheapen`.

Words are easier to memorize than numbers, even if the words don't form proper sentences.


Most memorizers have preset mnemonic images for each number -- usually 0-9 and 00-99. Competitors often have images for 000-999 to further reduce repeated images.

Example: 123-555-2222

123 is always encoded as "tomb" in my phonetic system. 555 is always lilacs. 22 is always an onion.

When an image repeats, I place a mirror at that spot.

So 123-555-2222 becomes: a tomb, lilacs, an onion, and an mirror. I store them in a certain order with a story to keep them in order.


You can intersperse the vowels and the letters w, h, y anywhere you like.




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