MAJOR SYSTEM RULES
This is a simple list of the rules for the Major System that I used to learn it within Anki.
You can copy and paste below into your own spreadsheet, or you can download the csv file or the Anki deck.
|0||s, z, soft c = z is the first letter of zero. The other letters have a similar sound.|
|1||t, d = t & d have one downstroke and sound similar (some variant systems include "th")|
|2||n = n has two downstrokes|
|3||m = M has three downstrokes and looks like a "3" on its side|
|4||r = last letter of four, also 4 and R are almost mirror images of each other|
|5||l = L is the Roman Numeral for 50|
|6||j, sh, soft g, soft "ch" = a script j has a lower loop / g is almost a 6 rotated|
|7||k, hard c, hard g, hard "ch", q, qu = capital K "contains" two sevens (some variant systems include "ng")|
|8||f, v = script f resembles a figure-8. V sounds similar.|
|9||p, b = p is a mirror-image 9. b sounds similar and resembles a 9 rolled around|
|Unassigned||Vowel sounds, w,h,y,x = These can be used anywhere without changing a word's number value|
Here is the csv versions, do with it what you will.
Do you want to see the Google Sheet that I used to create this list on this page? You can use it for reference or can copy it to your own personal Drive. Also, many of my Google Sheets files have more than one tab of information. Click the image to the right.