usage: mnemonicfinder.py [-h] [-v] [--dict DICTFILE] [--maxlen MAXLEN] [--minlen MINLEN] [--also ALSO] charlist Search the dictionary for mnemonic strings of words used to memorize a set of characters. positional arguments: charlist List of characters to memorize optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit -v Allow mnemonics to optionally use any vowels --dict DICTFILE Dictionary file to use --maxlen MAXLEN Longest permitted length of word --minlen MINLEN Shortest permitted length of word --also ALSO Characters also permitted in mnemonic (but not required)
Using the tool to memorise the list "abdeghilmnrstwxy", which are all the valid letters to place after an A on the Scrabble board.
$ python mnemonicfinder.py abdeghilmnrstwxy ==> MnemonicFinder v1.0 --> Loading dictionary... --> Search string: abdeghilmnrstwxy --> Generating... --> Mnemonic: timberlands highway axe --> Mnemonic: disenthral bigamy wax --> Mnemonic: abridgment sixthly awe
Using the tool to memorise the list "bdfhmnprswxy", which are all the consonants that can come after O on the Scrabble board.
$ python mnemonicfinder.py bdfhmnprswxy -v --dict dictcommon ==> MnemonicFinder v1.0 --> Loading dictionary... --> Search string: bdfhmnprswxy --> Generating... --> Mnemonic: friends why box map --> Mnemonic: finished army box power --> Mnemonic: birds why fun map box --> Mnemonic: brown pushed may suffix --> Mnemonic: fresh body woman express
-voption allows free use of vowels when searching for words.
- This example uses the dictcommon word list, limiting the search to simple English words.
- I have developed a system for memorising the two-letter words in International Scrabble tournaments.
- I have developed a system for memorising the two-letter words in US/Canada Scrabble tournaments.
- My earlier attempt to do this is documented here for postereity. I had limited success finding mnemonics for small word lists because of the lack of vowels; this led to the development of the later versions of the algorithm which include the
-voption for free vowel use. (Obviously this requires a different system of memorisation; one that treats consonants and vowels separately).