I am currently compiling a list of pegs for 00-99 numbers and I got stuck a little. The list consists of nouns, and action associated with these nouns. E.g. 22 corresponds to a word “Nun” and action “Praying”.
QUESTION 1: If I am learning 00-99 pegs and will never have a need to expand to 000-999, why do I need to use pegs that consist strictly of 2 consonant sounds?
It is sometimes hard to find two consonants words for a given two digit number that is memorable and has easy to assign action associated with it.
For instance number 26. I could only come up with “notch”, which is not only difficult to visualise, utilise in the scene, but very difficult to assign an action to.
For instance for 92: “pen” doesn’t do anything, but can be used to create an action. That is, however, another layer of complexity which makes it more difficult to remember.
So for instance why not using “painter” for number “92” since we don’t care what comes after “n”? Action would be “paints” which would be easy to remember and unique.
QUESTION 2: Provided that it is possible to have more than 2 consonant sounds in the nouns, would it be better then to assign each 2 digit number with an animal/insect/human/profession that can be easily assigned a specific and memorable action.
This way the list would be much easier to put together and actions would be much easier to associate. Examples:
22: Nun prays, 17: dog barks, 71: cat miaws, 30: mosquito sucks blood, etc.
Then long number would be using a sequence of alternative beings with actions:
22177130 would represent: a nun barking at a cat that is sucking blood from its own leg.
(if I was to suck blood from another being that would be confusing because I would think the other animal represents an additional 2 digit number).