Preferred usage involves the folllowing named arguments:
- past for the simple past form, a hyphen can be used for non-existant forms
- past2 for a second past form should it exist.
- imperfect for an imperfect form - BUT only if a past form is non-existant
- imperfect2 for a second past form should it exist.
- tenses for defective verbs - those with a restricted number of tenses
- = "pres" or "present" prints: (found only in the present tense)
- = "pres-imp" prints: (found only in the present and imperfect tenses)
- = "ch-pres-imp" prints: (chiefly found in the present and imperfect tenses)
- = "imperfective" prints: (found only in imperfective tenses)
- passive for the passive form (for use with active verbs), a hyphen can be used for non-existant forms
- active for the active form (for use with passive verbs).
- type to categorise the following verb types:
- = "active" or "act" (optional, may generally be omitted)
- = "passive" or "pass"
- = "deponent" or "dep"
- = "impersonal" or "imp"
- ( = "mediopassive" or "med" — removed April 2018)
Example syntaxes below are followed by their respective outputs:
The old positional parameters can no longer be used.