Comments for Searchable Index Diachronica

2018-01-01 20:13:02 GMT by al-jhadid [jhadid]
2018-02-21 01:09:32 GMT by r/conlang
this is da wae
2018-06-04 19:05:34 GMT by ben [he]
crikey blimey it's all turned blue
2018-06-04 19:07:22 GMT by Xhp [xhe]
great now I can look up the worst sound changes for my conlangs
2018-06-05 02:28:10 GMT by chridd [she]
> crikey blimey it's all turned blue

Yeah, the site has a different color scheme for each season (because I felt like it many many years ago when it was a purely personal site).  You can also change the color scheme if you want (only visible on your browser) at
2018-08-22 21:00:15 GMT by james bastard [he]
this is grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat
2018-10-16 05:31:55 GMT by Teal [she]
May the conlang gods smile upon you for this contribution
2018-12-13 01:58:51 GMT by A loser [he]
why are a tonogenesis not the here
2018-12-22 22:06:42 GMT by Mcmisher [she]
Hey! This is such a wonderful, amazing tool! Thank you so much for making it, and all the hard work behind it. But, I have a few questions: what are the /slashes/ and {brackets} used for? What do the "_" and "#" indicate? 
2018-12-23 03:07:27 GMT by chridd [she]
A loser:
The searchable sounds are automatically generated from the original document (which I didn't write).  Either the original document doesn't have tonogenesis, or it's not in the right format.  I'll have to look at it later; I've been tired and/or busy and/or bad at getting around to stuff much of the time recently.

/slashes/ around text like that generally indicate that something is in IPA, specifically a phonemic/broad/less detailed transcription ([brackets] generally indicate phonetic/narrow/more detailed transcriptions).

{braces} indicate alternatives, so for instance, {m,n} → ŋ would mean that both /m/ and /n/ change to /ŋ/.

The _ and # indicate in what context the sound change takes place.  For instance, _i means the change takes place only before /i/; i_ means the change takes place only after /i/; i_o would mean the change takes place between /i/ and /o/.  Uppercase letters indicate types of sounds (see section 5), so for instance, V_V means "between two vowels".  # means the beginning or end of a word; that is, #_ means the first sound in a word, and _# means the last sound in a word.  Something like #C_ would mean "after a consonant that's the first sound in a word".
2018-12-31 19:46:25 GMT by whittle [they/them]
This is really cool! Though, I do have a question about what most of the capital letters stand for (besides N), along with @, +, %, and &
2019-01-01 22:00:25 GMT by chridd [she]
The capital letters and % are explained in section 5 when browsing the index (  @ seems to be mostly used in Uralic, where it's explained "/@/ means that a vowel assimilates to the one that comes before it.".  Otherwise, maybe look at the specific entry.

+ being indexed seems to be a bug.
2019-01-24 08:54:00 GMT by Zerbi
Owo I use this so much it's on my home screen
Thank you

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