# How to use the major memory system

(Qelectron1.6022x10-19) #1

Hey, this a quick post. How would i turn the word ‘you’ into a number?

0 = S
1 = T,D
2 = N
3 = M
4 = R
5 = L
6 = sh, ch
7 = K, G
8 = F, V
9 = P, B

So what can i do when i have a word with none of these letters? Like the word ‘you’ or ‘hi’

Thanks, the answer is probably very obvious.

(Josh Cohen) #2

The “traditional” major system is consonant-based. The consonants: w, h, and y are not used. That means that “you” doesn’t fit in the major system, unless you modify the system.

#3

The Major system is for turning numbers into words, not words into numbers.

(Qelectron1.6022x10-19) #4

Damn. Thanks! I will find a way around it.

(Josh Cohen) #5

Why are you turning words into numbers? My system is designed to allow this to some extent, so maybe I could offer some ideas.

(Qelectron1.6022x10-19) #6

Because i have a good memory for numbers. This means if i incorporate a word such as ‘you’ into x y, z. I can turn those numbers into images.

To be honest i should just use the alphabet. But 26 letters?

#7

I am confused on what you are trying to achieve. Why do you want to turn words into numbers?

#8

Your numeric memory might be good, but you still remember it through an image. What you are doing now is turn a word into a numerical piece of information which you then turn into an image, so basically using a number system to remember a word. Which is much like using a sports car to drive off-road, doable, but you lose all the advantages of the car (and probably break the car). Why not turn the word into an image directly through a word/language system?

In my own system “you” is Uncle Sam (I believe he is called) from the I Want You posters of WWI. I see the word and I see the image right away, no thinking and no convertions required.

As Josh mentioned it can be done, but I leave the judging on how well it works with a customized system, to those who have tried it.