This template is used to create the inflection line — the line right below the heading — in entries for Hebrew plural-only nouns (pluralia tantum). By traditional grammar, Hebrew nouns have many plural forms; this template makes no attempt to include all of them. (This does not preclude the existence of a separate "Inflection" section that does include all the forms, though as of this writing there is no corresponding template for that.) Additionally, for masculine nouns with feminine counterparts, and vice versa, the template allows for a convenient link to said counterpart.
The template takes four mandatory parameters:
tr— a transliteration of the headword into the Latin alphabet, as described at Wiktionary:About Hebrew. If this is omitted, the article is added to Category:Hebrew terms needing transliteration.
g— the gender of the headword, nearly always either
m(for a masculine noun) or
f(for a feminine noun). In some rare cases,
mfmay be used, indicating that the noun can have either gender, and does not change form from one gender to the other. If this parameter is omitted, the page is added to Category:Hebrew terms with incomplete gender.
sg— the singular indefinite form of the noun, without vowels. If the noun doesn't have a singular, then
sgshould be set to a single hyphen (
-). If this parameter is omitted, the article is added to Category:Hebrew plural noun articles missing singular forms.
cons— the plural construct form of the noun, without vowels. If the noun doesn't have a plural construct form, then a single hyphen (
-) should be given for this parameter. If this parameter is omitted, the article is added to Category:Hebrew plural noun articles missing plural construct forms.
It also takes a number of optional (but mostly desired) parameters:
wv— the headword with vowels, for display purposes.
head— if the headword consists of multiple words, this parameter allows each individual word to be linkified. Unfortunately, this is incompatible with
wv; to display vowels in this case, pipe-links must be used.
sgwv— the singular indefinite form with vowels, for display purposes.
conswv— the plural construct form with vowels, for display purposes.
f— the masculine or feminine plural counterpart, if there is one, without vowels.
fwv— the masculine or feminine plural counterpart, if there is one, with vowels.
pausaltr— respectively, the Biblical Hebrew pausal form (without vowels), the same form with vowels, and the transliteration of the same. If the form matches the pagetitle except for vowelization,
pausalneed not be specified. The default, if these are not specified, is that no pausal form appears in the entry.