Mnemonic Tip

In order to be effective, mnemonics need to be vivid, active stories.

For example, sonA is Hindi for 'gold'. Ostensibly, that should be easy to remember: just picture a sonar operator with, say, a gold tooth.

Nope, didn't work. At least, not on the first try. ...Might have worked with repetition. Instead, I re-pictured my stalwart sonar operator, this time with a gold bar on the table next to him. He hears something rude about India, picks up the bar of gold, and smashes the console in front of him. Little bits of audio gear go flying everywhere.

Works like a charm.

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