So I decided to start using the Ben System. I started making my own images, sometimes using some different sources to help out when I’m stuck, but I have a problem.
For every 10 decimal images you create images for, you need to create an additional 3 images for (picture) playing cards because they do not correspond to any decimal number in the system, shown here:
So I found this big Ben System list on the forum here:
The problem here is that the guy sometimes uses words ending in “p” for 9s when these are meant to be reserved for queens in playing cards. Same goes for “j/sh/ch/” and “d” sounds which are meant to be reserved for jacks and kings. I’m not allowed to use something like “zip” for spade 3 + spade 9. Also sometimes the vowel rules are broken, for example “Circus” for 034 when the vowel sound is actually an “uh” and doesn’t seem to belong anywhere in the system(?)
How do I make it easier to find an additional 3 images for every 10? And if I use an image for a queen combination in cards, is it possible to also use this same image for a decimal number ending in 9 when memorizing numbers?
I also checked out the shadow system here for memorizing cards
But it’s even more confusing with the rules for how face cards take priority over the suit combinations. I don’t get where the suit combination goes in the word when you get rid of it. I was thinking it goes to the end of the word, but then how is “J:spades:Q:spades:” translated to “forest” when “st” means it should correspond to “J/Q:heart:”?
How do people use these systems?