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The Mnemonic Alphabet
11-11-2014, 07:04 AM
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Smile The Mnemonic Alphabet
Anyone seen the old Mnemonist's Phonetic Alphabet?

Digit Consonant sound……... Memory Aid
0………………………………………... z, s, soft c "z" is for "zero"
1………………………………………... t, th, d "t" has one down stroke
2………………………………………...n two down strokes
3 …………………………………….….m three down strokes
4……………………………………….. r last sound for the word four (in several languages)
5………………………………………. l Roman numeral for 50 is "L"
6………………………………………. j, sh, ch, soft g…... reversed script "j" resembles 6
7……………………………………... k, q, hard c, hard g ..."K" made of two horizontal 7's
8……………………………………... f, v script "f" resembles 8
9…………………………………….. p, b "p" is mirror image of 9



In the Mnemonist's alphabet all Vowels are Wild Cards.

When confronted with a long string of digits to rememberize, the Mnemonist composes a sentence using the Consonant values—plugging in Vowels as Necessary.

Sentences—even nonsense sentences—are much easier to remember than strings of digits. Someone who practices can rememberize almost as fast as you can read them off to him.

Here are toki pons's 9 Consonants:

"ala"= 0
k= 1 
l = 2
m=3 
n=4 
p=5 
s=6 
t=7 
w=8
j=9 

Lets not let the Vowels go to Waste:

a= 50
e= 100 
i = 1000
o= 10 000 
u= 1 000 000  

toki pona makes scant use of Capitals.

One cannot rightly say his alphabet in toki pona, because the letters have no toki pona name.

Give each letter a toki pona-ish sounding name and left them do double duty as Letter Names and Digits.

{Note: not pre-existing toki pona words. That way lies endless confusion…}

A Capitalized letter is understood to be a numeral.

PNJ=549.

{Don't use the Vowel numbers except in speaking:

"How many men in an Infantry Platoon""

"About A."

"How many yards long is a football field?"

"Exactly E—excluding end zones." }

Remember-each letter/numeral would have its own unique toki pona name.

It is probably a good idea to have each letter name begin with its own letter.

Yes, you can't use the mnemonic system with toki pona. That isn't the point.

Sakon Wiolen

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