Template:en-proper noun

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en-proper noun


The following documentation is located at Template:en-proper noun/documentation. [edit]


Alternative names:
{{en-proper-noun}}
{{en-prop}}

Use this template to show the inflection line of an English proper noun.

This template shows the proper noun in bold, optionally linking its components, and the noun's plural inflection, if applicable.

{{en-proper noun}}

If the term has countable senses, the template can indicate whether the term is sometimes or always countable:

{{en-proper noun|s}}
{{en-proper noun|s|-}}
{{en-proper noun|es|-}}
{{en-proper noun|... |-}}

Parameters

If the proper noun is uncountable, no parameters are necessary. E.g. on "Alan":

===Proper noun===
{{en-proper noun}}

The above code displays as follows:

Proper noun

Alan

Singular
Alan

Plural
uncountable

If the proper noun is countable and forms its plural by adding -s or -es), specify that suffix, e.g. on "Wiktionarian":

{{en-proper noun|s}}
Wiktionarian (plural Wiktionarians)

Singular
Wiktionarian

Plural
Wiktionarians

If the proper noun forms its plural by changing its ending (e.g., by dropping its -y to add -ies), use two parameters, e.g. on "Ally":

{{en-proper noun|All|ies}}
Ally (plural Allies)

Singular
Ally

Plural
Allies

If the noun has an irregular plural, specify it, e.g. on "Superman":

{{en-proper noun|Supermen}}
Superman (plural Supermen)

Singular
Superman

Plural
Supermen

If the proper noun is both countable and uncountable, depending on use, use both the plural notation followed by "-", e.g. on "America":

{{en-proper noun|s|-}}
America (countable and uncountable; plural Americas)

Singular
America

Plural
(countable and uncountable) Americas

If the proper noun is has multiple plural forms, use the pl2 and optionally the pl3 parameters, e.g. on "Snuffaluphogus":

{{en-proper noun|es|pl2=Snuffaluphogi|pl3=Snuffaluphogae}}
Snuffaluphogus (plural Snuffaluphoguses or Snuffaluphogi or Snuffaluphogae)

Singular
Snuffaluphogus

Plural
Snuffaluphoguses or Snuffaluphogi or Snuffaluphogae

To show a custom singular or plural note, use the head parameter for the headword, e.g. on "Ancient Fuzzy Die":

{{en-proper noun|head=[[ancient|Ancient]] [[fuzzy|Fuzzy]] [[die|Die]]|Depending on meaning, either '''Ancient Fuzzy Die''' or '''[[Ancient Fuzzy Dice]]'''}}
Ancient Fuzzy Die (plural Depending on meaning, either Ancient Fuzzy Die or Ancient Fuzzy Dice)

Singular
Ancient Fuzzy Die

Plural
Depending on meaning, either Ancient Fuzzy Die or Ancient Fuzzy Dice