Template:de-proper noun

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de-proper noun ? ‎(genitive de-proper noun)

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This is the template to use for all German proper nouns. Use it directly under the "part of speech" header:


{{de-proper noun|m|Manns|gen2=Mannes|Manns|-}}

# [[Mann]]

This template automatically adds pages to Category:German proper nouns.


This template can take various parameters, both numbered and named. See m:Help:Template for help with templates and parameters in general.

This template contains the necessary meta-data to allow users who are using accelerated editing to create any grammatical forms semi-automatically.


Use m as the first parameter to indicate masculine gender, f for feminine, n for neuter. To specify more than one gender, use g2= or g3=. If you're not sure about the gender, use g as the gender or just leave it empty.


Use the second parameter to specify the genitive form of the noun. If left empty, it defaults to the headword + s if it's masculine or neuter, and to the headword alone if it's feminine.

Additional genitive forms can be added with gen2= and gen3=.


Use the third parameter to specify the plural form of the noun. If left empty, it defaults to the headword + en. It can also be set to - to indicate there is no plural form for this noun.

Additional plural forms can be added with pl2= and pl3=.


Use the fourth parameter to specify the diminutive form of the noun. If left empty, no diminutive is displayed.

Additional diminutive forms can be added with dim2=.

Gendered forms[edit]

Use f= to specify the equivalent feminine form of a masculine noun. Use m= to specify the equivalent masculine form of a feminine noun. These are used especially with nouns denoting professions.


{{de-proper noun|n}}
{{de-proper noun|n||-}}
{{de-proper noun|n|Manns|gen2=Mannes|Manns|-}}

which produces
de-proper noun n ‎(genitive de-proper nouns)
de-proper noun n ‎(genitive de-proper nouns)
Mann n ‎(genitive Manns or Mannes)


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