Using a computer program (Playing with unusual number/card translations) I have succesfuly created a 169 long list of 2 card value combination words; I have already memorised them.
I imagined it would be a good idea to combine this list with a 256 long 4-suits-combination word list; this would allow me to memorise every 4 cards with 2 objects representing 4 card values (2 each) and 1 object representing 4 suits. This means that a deck of cards can be memorised with 39 objects total. Since the 2 list are not overlapping, I can put the suit objects in the same locations as 1 of the 2 card value objects of the same 4 card sequence; so I only need 52/2 = 26 locations.
The computer program translates every 4 suit combination according to the green cells input, which dictate:
- how every 1st and 3th suit is translated;
- how every second suit is translated if it is the same as the one it follows (I used this method of twin numbers/card pronounciation first in my New memory system for fast translation of numbers.
some more pictures of the list I ended up with:
Even though many of the words in this list are strange, they appear to be meaningful in the sense that with some imagination I can link them to an object in a easy memorable way.
It will take some time to get this whole system going, so I will let you know if I get somewhere with this.