Template talk:inflection of

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Could please lang= parameter using {{t-sect}} be added to this template, so that links to the appropriate language sections could be generated? Thanks. --Ivan Štambuk 12:29, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

Done. :-) —RuakhTALK 00:30, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Upper case[edit]

The first letter must be uppercase.--Jyril 18:12, 16 March 2008 (UTC)

No, it doesn't. This is a grammatical explanation of the word, not a definition, and it is an incomplete phrase, not a sentence. --EncycloPetey 21:57, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, in that case there shouldn't be a dot. --Jyril 17:21, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Note that all basic English form of templates are shown as complete sentences. Why should we deviate from that? --Jyril 17:25, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Why should Latin do something just because English does? We could change all the English templates to match the other languages. --EncycloPetey 20:06, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Well, I've tried to follow the English example in all entries. I think we should have a some sort of standard here: either capitalized first word + period or alternatively no capitalization, no period. But I agree an entry that is not a proper sentence is a bit odd if formatted as such. --Jyril 20:29, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
Per your suggestion, I have removed the period. --EncycloPetey 20:36, 21 March 2008 (UTC)
If this isn't going to be capitalized and end in a period, then things like {{genitive of}} shouldn't either. Take a look at fir#Irish – it's terribly inconsistent, with some entries being capitalized and dotted and other entries being uncapitalized and undotted. Looks terrible. Angr 22:24, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
I think there should be a capital and a dot, or at least it should be provided for. See immolate and compare Italian and Latin: Italian uses {{form of}}; I think it looks better. But in any case, these should be synchronized with each other. H. (talk) 11:04, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Non-Latin scripts[edit]

Is there any reason not to add sc= and tr= parameters, to support non-Latin scipts? Can this be accomplished by transcluding {{term}}? Does this template have a maintainer, or shall I study up on editing complex templates? Thanks. —Michael Z. 02:45, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

This template needs a number of adjustments. The most serious problem is that it does not accomodate the inclusion of wikilinks. The difficulty is that it needs to not only allow for wikilinks (for reasons of statistics), it really ought to be updated to allow alt=, like the {t} templates do. However, I don't know how to set the template to function for all of these issues. I was trying to get Conrad to update it, but he was busy when I spoke with him. In any case, the template does need a major overhaul, and will probably need a bot run afterwards to update all calls of the template once it is revised. --EncycloPetey 02:59, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Something seems to be broken[edit]

Look at the entries in Category:Latin noun forms (abacorum)- the links aren't working properly. The template hasn't been changed since April, so I don't know what the problem is. Nadando 18:34, 27 September 2008 (UTC)

Not broken. This is an ongoing update to the way the template works. The old template did not allow for explicit wikilinks, so pages using the template weren't being counted in our site total. The template has been adjusted to work the same way that {{conjugation of}} works, with explicit links. The fix for any similar problems found is to change template calls of the form:
  • {{inflection of|abacus#Latin|abacus|gen|p}}
into the form:
  • {{inflection of|[[abacus#Latin|abacus]]||gen|p}}
Note the extra pipe after the added wikilinks. In addition, most of the old Latin noun form entries lack the {{la-noun-form}} inflection line template.
In short, there is a lot of Latin noun cleanup on the way. I have been works for months to clean up the old verb entries, and while I've come a long way (with much help), there is still a lot to be done there before I start similar cleanup on all the noun...beginning with problems in the declension table templates. --EncycloPetey 21:01, 27 September 2008 (UTC)
Ideally this would allow explicit links without breaking older uses... Couldn't the template use a test like that in {{wlink}}, to detect if the supplied parameter contains wikitext? -- Visviva 02:29, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Never mind; I see there is a markup check built in, it just doesn't work with the old syntax. -- Visviva 07:53, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
  • I encounter numerous entries still using the older syntax. I suppose ideally someone should make a dump of them all and they should be fixed manually, or botted. --Ivan Štambuk 15:12, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
    If there were a list of problem entries (by language), I think that would motivate people to do manual cleanup. I would certainly give priority to fixing any such Latin entries if there were a list (making them easy to track down). --EncycloPetey 21:18, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
Template is fixed to handle the "old" syntax. I believe that all the entries that use a#(language)|a are Latin entries < Jan 08, when the lang= option was added. We can still make a list. Specifically:
{{inflection of|a|b|...|lang=la}}
{{inflection of|a||...|lang=la}}
{{inflection of|a#Latin|b|...}}
{{inflection of|[[a#Latin|b]]||...|lang=la}}

are handled correctly. But:

{{inflection of|[[a#Latin|b]]|b|...

will not work; if the first parameter is wikilinked, the 2nd must be blank. (This could also be checked for if it was a problem, but I don't think so?). Also:

{{inflection of|a#Latin|b|...|lang=la}}

will not work (it will add the section twice). Robert Ullmann 08:22, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

So there is no way for both lang= to work, and the first parameter be wikified (with or without the second parameter)? --Ivan Štambuk 08:40, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
No, lang= will work with everything except the "old" syntax (the last example), where it will generate b (look at the URL generated). The lang parameter should be used in all other cases. (I'll get AF to do that at some point soon.) Let me make the examples clearer above. Robert Ullmann 08:48, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
I still don't get how lang= is supposed to be used with wikification. {{inflection of|[[a]]||gen|p|lang=la}} doesn't work for me (does not generate #Latin), and {{inflection of|[[a]]|b|gen|p|lang=la}} seems to generate some rubbish. If AF changes the "old" syntax still currently used by the bots to that which uses lang= and does not wikify directly, will that cause a significant decrease in page-count? --Ivan Štambuk 08:59, 23 December 2008 (UTC)
If you use wikilinking in the 1st parameter, you do have to do what you want (include section link); it can't insert it into the string. But it won't "break" either. Your second example is what it says won't work above. I think it is high time we fix the page count differently, but don't worry about that here. No, I won't have AF do anything to actually decrease page count. Robert Ullmann 09:04, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

A problem with Etymology 1 and 2[edit]

Hi! If you check ossa#Latin you will be redirected to different forms of os#Latin. There you find that your ossa ("bones") have no relation with Etymology 1 (os = "mouth"). We have to fix this situation. Is there any way to make the template redirect you directly to Etymology 2? Thank you and sorry for my English. :) --Pequod76 06:16, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

No, and there shouldn't be. The template links to the language section only, not to a particular etymology. We can't link to a particular etymology because the two do not have permanent identification tags. That is, there's nothing to keep a future editor from swapping around etymologies into different orders. This does happen for some major entries. So, linking to a particular etymology section is not feasible nor advisable. --EncycloPetey 18:07, 24 December 2011 (UTC)