I'll post this both to r/ithkuil and to the facebook group to see if any further participants can be found.
Obviously it's a huge pain in the neck to learn that many affixes in such a short time, especially when they encode such ridiculous information and are basically just random consonant clusters. Therefore it's a good idea to simplify the process by chunking things in a smart way, and trying to give some context to each affix.
So this is what I'll do:
- Learn each affix as part of a full word. The word can be short and simple, but it'll be one that I can visualize and whose image I can attach to the Ca. This is already known to work much better than learning them in isolation.
- Split up the 1728 affixes in groups, organized according to how I conceptualize the combinations:
a) Cut everything in half by first separating NORMAL essence from REPRESENTATIVE essence, leaving only 864 base affixes. My idea is that instead of learning 1728 affixes where essence is just one of five random categories that either happens to be NORMAL or REPRESENTATIVE, I start with NORMAL essence only, and once I know all the NORMAL ones, I learn for each NORMAL one what its REPRESENTATIVE conjugation is. This is way easier.
b) Instead of following the table 5 from ithkuil.net, I have my own way of organizing the remaining categories, and that's the order I will follow when learning them. I only have a hand-drawn sketch of the resulting table, but you should make up your own, anyway.
- 1728 in 100 days means learning ~18 affixes per day. This is not a small number, but it seems within the realms of the achievable. I think I will start each learning session or each day with making up the needed words for that day, then cram them with a non-SRS quiz tool (there are a few you could use, either this cramming tool on my website or something like Vocup). The cramming should not take me long for ~18 items. Then, I move them over into SRS (most likely Anki) to prevent forgetting and moving them into longterm memory. Repeat for the remaining 99 days.