PAO list initials or first 2 sounds?

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Haplo 27 September, 2012 - 08:06


it is beginners question, but it was hard to my to find clear answer for that.

Can you tell me which way of creating your pao is more efficient:

  1. to use initials of the character Charlie Chaplin would be 33


  1. to use first 2 sounds so character ChaRlie Chaplin would be 34 (i would take C3 and R4)

can i mix them up, so sometimes Charlie Chaplin would be 33 but SPiderman would be 09

i know that it is propably a matter of taste, but maybe you have some experience which one was better

and maybe one followup questions
i can use P(AO) so i would have one image for person and than switching with action (that has particular object but i won’t mixed them up)
and than (because know i think it is too confusing) switch to P-A-O i would have 6 digits instead of 4?

Thanks for your help :wink:

Josh Cohen 27 September, 2012 - 21:46

I think it doesn’t matter much. I agree with what NeilG wrote: pick the system that feels right… or the one that inspires you to practice.

NeilG 27 September, 2012 - 22:59

I think it’s quite personal; for your example I think 88 (in my system) as Ch/Sh/J Ch/Sh/J would give Charlie Chaplin more quickly than Ch/Sh/J R would. Go with what “feels right” to you, and don’t be afraid of mixing and matching too much. Once you’re experienced with the system, you should find you don’t need the initials anyway.