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We can use the BLOKES system (described earlier) to explore the idea of memorising a sentence by storing one word at each peg location along the route.

In the shorthand lesson, AU is shorthand for 'authority' ; there is an AA to ZZ system lesson earlier in this course where AU can be represented as a particular actor from a comedy movie. But I bypassed that system by making a woman cartoon image (listed at ordinal 469) who represents the word 'authority'.

Depending on what systems you learn, you can have different options as to how you memorise a word.

What about if a 2 character shorthand code is a letter and a digit? (or maybe a digit and a letter)

D2 is 'decide' in the shorthand. I have made a system for representing a letter followed by a digit (but it has become less relevant for shorthand spellings because I represent the shorthand in either the Male 1000 or the Female 1000 cartoon image systems):

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by an animal type such as a baboon. There can then be 10 colourful examples of a baboon as cartoon images to represent the 0 to 9 instances of a letter followed by a digit.

5D is 'where these' and can also be represented by one of 10 animal examples.

Below are example cartoon images for representing a digit and letter or a letter and a digit:

List of all 520 animal images.


In the images, every animal is presented with humanoid aspects like they all have a T-shirt!

I want them to be able to do human-like actions; so it fits!

But I want to further develop them so that they have a variety of outfits

That will be handy for other purposes I have found for the animal images.

One use is to make them the images of the 31 x 12 first name calendar system lesson.

Another use is as a way to represent pinyin words with no tone on them:

Prefix Name Set Digit Ending Tones
None
0 O Basic
B B 1 I Add NG
C C 2 A Add N
CH Ch 3 E Other
D D 4 U
F F 5 UO
G G 6 UI
H H 7 UA
J J Male 8 UE
K K 9 Other
L L


M M


N N


P P


Q S Female


R R


S S Male


SH Sh


T T


X X


W W


Y Y


Z Z


ZH J Female