How do I edit the Dominic system to add people whose initials are not in the Dominic alphabet?

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#1 12 August, 2017 - 14:14
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How do I edit the Dominic system to add people whose initials are not in the Dominic alphabet?


I want to add characters from movies, shows and my own life to the Dominic system. It would be like the 100 best people I know of. But some of their initials don't match with the Dominic alphabet. Eg - Jesse Pinkman or Harry Potter. Is there some way to tweak the system? Thank you!

12 August, 2017 - 14:47
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As long as you can remember which digits you assign a certain character, it doesn't really matter. So maybe fill in as many as you can using the Dominic system, and the others just assign to whichever numbers you wish. The ones that don't adhere to the system will be harder to recall at first, but if you keep practicing the assignments, eventually you'll remember them and you won't need the system anymore.

In fact, since you are leaning this way, maybe it'd be best for you to use a Category system instead, whereby the 10-19 are characters from a certain TV show, the numbers 20-29 are from a different TV show, the numbers 30-39 are characters from a certain movie, etc.

12 August, 2017 - 19:18
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I use a catagory system but idk if it's the right thing (I don't practice numbers often). Here's an idea! The number ranges with the first initials you are least able to fill in, make those catagories and use the dominic system for the rest of your numbers. Like, you could have catagories in the 80s and 90s but the rest are your best Dominic digits. If you find you like catagory you can convert the rest of your system, but if you don't you can just keep the Dominic for all your numbers.

Does that sound like the kind of thing you are looking for? It allows you to use our own favorite people that you can remember easy but bulk of the system can be learned using the Dominic.

12 August, 2017 - 21:19
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Check out the video on memorizing numbers. In his books, Dominic O'Brien recommends using a kind of association system first, and then filling in the rest with the letter code.

For example, 10 is Dudley Moore, because he starred in the movie, 10.

Harry Potter could be 89, because 8 is H, and 9 looks like a backwards P. Or you could use 81, because of the first two letters of his first name: H=8, A=1. It's okay to stretch the rules as long as you can remember the images. :)

13 August, 2017 - 21:36
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Thank you, everybody! Great Advice. I have decided to make my own associations and fill out the rest with initials.

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