Template:alternative spelling of

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This template generates definitions for alternative forms.


The following documentation is located at Template:alternative spelling of/documentation. [edit]


Usage

Use this template to show the simple definition for an entry that is an alternative spelling of a primary entry.

Spelling is the way words are formed with letters. For other alternatives, use {{alternative capitalization of}} or {{alternative form of}}.

It is preferable to use this template to create a simple alternative-spelling article such as second guess rather than a redirect: the simple article can later be expanded with the alternative's specifics, such as etymology or quotations.

Parameters

Positional (unnamed) parameters:

  • 1= (required) The entry to link to.
  • 2= (optional) The text to be shown in the link to the entry. If empty or omitted, the entry specified by the first parameter will be used.
  • 3= (optional) A gloss.

Named parameters:

  • tr= (optional) A transliteration.
  • sc= (optional) The script code. See Wiktionary:Scripts.
  • lang= (required except for English): The language code. See Wiktionary:Languages.
  • dot= (optional) A character, or an empty string, to replace the dot.
  • nodot= (optional) If nodot=1, then no automatic dot will be shown.
  • cap= (optional) The lowercase or uppercase version of the first letter.
  • nocap= (optional) If nocap=1, then the first letter will be in lowercase.
In addition, the parameters from, from2, from3, from4, and from5 can be used to indicate regions where the spelling is used as the primary spelling in that region (as for kilometre and kilometer, but not when the spelling is only an alternative regional spelling: for that use a regional context label followed by {{alternative spelling of|...}}). The regions used should be names of regional context labels or, if no appropriate label exists, plain text. E.g.,
# {{alternative spelling of|kilometre|from=US|from2=Canada}}
gives
  1. US and Canada spelling of kilometre.

Example

E.g., on "second guess":

==English==

===Verb===
{{en-verb|second guess|es}}

# {{alternative spelling of|second-guess}}

Gives:

English

Verb

to second guess
  1. Alternative spelling of second-guess.

Customization

Note that users can customize how the output of this template displays by modifying their monobook.css files. See “Form of” templates for details.

See also