Phonetic System

  In the Phonetic System, each number is represented by certain consonant sounds. For instance, 1 is represented by the sound “t” as found in “hat” and the sound “n” makes in hyena represents the number 2. These sounds are combined with the vowel sounds to form words (images), thus becoming the information pegs or objects to the numbers. To help recall the sounds of each group, a similarity or significance is found to the number the group represents. For instance the trigger to recall the “L” sound used for 5 is to note that when the left is held up with the thumb out, the thumb and index finger form an “L,” while the thumb and fingers add up to five.

 No.  Sound  Memory Aid
 1.  t, d, th  “t” and “d” each have one down stroke.
 2.  n  two down strokes.
 3.  m  three down strokes
 4.  r  last sound for the word “four”.
 5.  l  Roman numeral for “50” is “L”
 6.  j, sh, ch, soft “g”  reverse script “j” resembles “6”
7.   k, q, hard “c,” hard “g”  “k” is made of two 7’s
8.  f, v, ph  script “f” resembles “8”
9.  b, p  both resemble “9”
 0.  z, s, soft “c”  “z” = zero “c” = cipher

Note, that there are no number links for the consonant sounds of “H”, “W”and Y. These can be used in the same way vowels (A, E, I, O, U ) are used to form words with the above sounds.
At first, I found this to be a difficult system to get used to, but once I became familiar with it, it became invaluable for linking objects to numbers of any size. You don’t need to know the objects used, just the ten rules (above) for creating the links. The only disadvantage is the length of time it can take to create the objects for the numbers. To make things easier for you, I have a number of interactive exercises and tests and a Reference/Work Book with the package system. The Reference includes extensive object-to-number lists which are laid out before you and can be directly accessed by my To Study program. The second disadvantage is that the Phonetic System in its common form only provides for integer numbering. What this means is when you put a mnemonic picture together (such as egg representing chapter 7 and hen representing section 2), the order in which you memorise the items becomes extremely important, to remember which represents the chapter and which the verse. You may for instance create an image of taking the egg from a hen, but the most natural way of describing the image (and therefore recalling it) may be be the opposite to how you memorized it - in other words “...the hen laid an egg.” However, we have come up with what I describe as a decimal system. A decimal number has a natural separation from the integer simply determined by the decimal point; without it .33 would become 33. Yet when combined with an integer, they still retain their “separateness”. With the addition of an extra rule to the Phonetic System, we were able to come up with that separation. In actual reality, these are not true decimals as such, but we are not looking for mathmatics here but rather a separation. The Decimal System can used for the section numbering, while the Integer System represents the chapter numbers, thereby overcoming the problem. The Decimals in the Reference guide cover from 0.00 to 0.99, expandable to 3999, with an average of 3-5 choices per number - I think that should cover most people’s verse number requirements! The Integer in the Reference Guide goes from 0 to150, but can easily be extended again, with at least 3-5 choices per number, thus covering a book of 150 Chapters.
Think about this. I don’t recommend tying to one peg or object more than 7 key pieces of information or triggers, but these in turn can easily trigger a whole series of other information. Therefore, any one peg with its seven triggers should trigger the recall of an entire section, coupled to a lifetime memory location! Each location (building) can have enough areas to store a maze of these pegs, tying in a book of information to permanent memory. Just do a quick calculation - a study with a 150 chapters, if it has such a thing as 3999 verses or lines, multiplied by 7 objects per line, multiplied by one book per location by the number of different locations you can remember - now how many books would you like to remember? Are these systems powerful? I think so! And they can be adapted for virtually any subject you are into! What I have presented here is just the entree, we have other unique and powerful systems such as the AlphaLoci System for topical studies, and NuLoci for structural studies, etc.
. I hope you have enjoyed our site and that it has been an encouragement to you, giving you an easy way to remember any study for a lifetime.



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