Of tags and categories

How best to search this site.

This site may be searched with the use of tags and categories.

Categories divide posts into a few “big buckets”. These are intended for use in browsing. They are organised into hierarchies. They are used to sum up the main theme of a post. Only a limited number are applied to each post.

Tags are used more liberally and are meant for searching for specific topics. They are applied  “post-coordinately” as we librarians say. So a post on Proto-Maritime phonology is tagged twice, as “Proto-Maritime language” and “phonology”.

A search on “Proto-Maritime language” alone will get you material on all aspects of that language and a search on “phonology” alone will enable you to compare phonological material across languages.

Tags are further used to indicate all the subordinate themes in a post. The number of tags applied to each post can, therefore, get quite large.

Search by monthly archive has been disabled. I don’t post every month and my material is not time-dependent unlike, say, the content of a news blog.

Author: David Johnson

Conlanger, writer and activist.

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