I posted this question in a different form on the yahoo memory sports list, but this board seems to get more traffic. If you saw this before, sorry!
I want to memorize a dictionary of Korean words. I am having two problems coming up with a system.
First, I would like to encode each syllable–probably using a PAO method where Person is the first consonant, Action is the vowel, and Object is the final consonant–but I can’t figure out how to deal with all the repeated information. The first syllable (and therefore, first image) ends up being the same for several pages on end. For example, one syllable starts over 900 words, although there are occasional starting syllables with only a handful of words as well. It seems like everything would blur together.
One idea I had was to memorize each word backwards, since the ends of words are more unique. However, all Korean verbs share the same ending, so I’m not sure how effective this would end up being either. At least images wouldn’t be repeated as often in the same location.
The second problem I’m having is that I don’t know how to link several PAO groups together in one location. I think usually one PAO group is held at each loci, but I would rather hold one word per loci, which could include from one to maybe six syllables. Two syllables for nouns and three or four for verbs is typical for Korean words. Then I need to link the translation as well.
Does anybody have any tips or thoughts on how I could handle these two problems? As far as locations, I was going to use the page number and major system to come up with them.