Template:blend

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Blend of {{{2}}} +‎ {{{3}}}


This template shows the etymology of a blend word.

Parameters

1=
The language code (see Wiktionary:Languages) of the language this term appears in.
2=, 3=, 4=, 5=
The terms that were used to form the blend. At least two must be provided.
sc=
A script code (see Wiktionary:Scripts) to override the default if necessary.
nocap=1
Show the initial text with a lowercase initial letter.
notext=1
Omit the initial text altogether. The first thing displayed will be the first term in the blend.
nocat=1
Do not categorize the entry. This should be used when mentioning blends in languages other than the current language.

The following parameters are available for each matching term in the numbered/positional parameters. The N must be replaced by the corresponding term index. For example, for the second part (positional parameter 3), use 2 for N. Most of these parameters correspond directly to the equivalent parameters in the standard {{l}} (and {{m}}) template.

altN=
The alternative display form. Equivalent to the second parameter of {{l}}.
glossN= or tN=
A gloss/translation to show after the term. Equivalent to the third parameter of {{l}}.
trN=
The transliteration, as in {{l}}.
posN=
The part of speech label to show after the term, as in {{l}}.

Examples

The entry תשחץ might have in its etymology

{{blend|he|תַּשְׁבֵּץ|tr1=tashbéts|t1=crossword puzzle|חֵץ|t2=arrow|tr2=chets}}

yielding

Blend of תַּשְׁבֵּץ ‎(tashbéts, crossword puzzle) +‎ חֵץ ‎(chets, arrow)

Blend versus portmanteau

"Blend" is the correct linguistic term for a word made by merging two words. The word "portmanteau" refers to a blend in which the meanings of the words are merged as as well as the words themselves. A portmanteau is a specific kind of blend.

This template is used for all blends, so it should not be renamed "Template:Portmanteau".

See also