I’d like some advice before I start digging into the Major system in more depth.
For a long time now I have had memorised and used the associations in the 1st column after the numerals below. For comparison I have included the Major system recommendations in the 3rd column (taken from https://artofmemory.com/wiki/Major_System).
0 - s - s, z, soft c
1 - l - t, d
2 - n - n
3 - m - m
4 - r - r
5 - f - l
6 - b - sh, soft ch, j, soft g, zh
7 - t - k, hard c, hard g, hard ch, q, qu
8 - h - f, v
9 - g - p, b
Where mine are different, here are my reasons for using them:
1 - l - Looks like
5 - f - Sounds like
6 - b - Looks like
7 - t - Looks like
8 - h - Sounds like
9 - g - Looks like
I’m not exactly sure how I first formulated my associations, but there is a strong possibility it was from a very early Harry Lorraine book that I read many many years ago. Maybe I formulated some of the differences because they made more sense to me at the time - I can’t really remember. But the important thing is that I’ve been using my associations for simple lists for many years, and they are firmly fixed in my head.
My question is, have I set myself up for problems in the future as I dig deeper into the Major system? As I see it now I would have a real problem replacing the long standing associations I’ve been using for years.
If it matters, I have never fixed in my memory any associations between numbers and people.
Your suggestions most welcome.