Template talk:en-adj

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Unit tests[edit]

To confirm that any changes retain the required functionality, review /test. Rod (A. Smith) 03:30, 23 June 2006 (UTC)

2nd argument[edit]

Hi :-) Are you good at programming templates? Please fix this template so that it's possible to do an adjective with an irregular comparative but a regular superlative. See widescale and widespread to see what the problem is: when an irregular comparative is specified, it suddenly starts treating the superlative weirdly. Ideally, at widescale and widespread, there ought to be a custom comparative but a normal, bolded but not linked, superlative. Thank you for helping :-)

Fixed so an irregular form or custom note can be used as first parameter, 2nd will default to most (adjective) Robert Ullmann 13:54, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Positive / comparative box[edit]

Something must have changed- why is this box showing up when the template is used? On all other inflection templates too. Nadando 08:01, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

OK, I see that I can customize it to do this, but I haven't, so why isn't the default inline? Nadando 08:03, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

problem in table view for noncomparable adjectives[edit]

There's a spurious ")" when using {{en-adj|-}} in the table layout view (and an extra </span> too). --Bequw¢τ 10:36, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

No inflections[edit]

There are cases when I want to enter an adjective with no inflections. For example, I created cheap like borscht. I have no evidence that this is un-comparable, nor do I have any attestation for what the comparative and superlative forms would be.

My only choice is to use a different template


This template should accommodate the situation. Michael Z. 2009-01-17 22:50 z

I sometimes use {{en-adj|?}} when I'm not sure if it's comparable or not. I think that {{en-adj}} doesn't yet support this (see {{en-noun/doc}} for related information). If nobody objects, I *think* I know how to do it. I'd test in my sandbox before adding it here. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:53, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
I definitely know how to do it now (8 months later). Using a switch which has the further advantage of being able to add further options with very, very little effort. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:54, 15 February 2011 (UTC)
Job done. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:40, 16 February 2011 (UTC)

template name a bit too global[edit]

Apparently, this template is for descriptive adjectives, whereas there are many other kinds of adjectives: See Category:Adjectives. --Jerome Potts 10:55, 20 February 2010 (UTC)

Newline bug[edit]

Stumbled on a small bug: if you append information after the template, it is sent down to the next line instead of appearing on the same line, as all other inflexion templates do (e.g. at reconnaissance#Noun where abbreviations are appended). Bug seen at quarter#Adjective... 18:06, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

Mixed comparability/incomparability[edit]

Would it not be desirable to include in the inflection line the notion that some senses may be comparable while others are not, along the lines of countability/uncountability in {{en-noun}}? See mass#Adjective for which one sense has evidence of comparability and the others not. Till the evidence arose, all senses were shown as not comparable. DCDuring TALK 10:48, 19 March 2011 (UTC)

So far, I've added only the case that countability is unusual: it's at [[User:Msh210/Sandbox2]] and displays "not generally countable; comparative foo, superlative bar" for {{...|-|foo|bar}} (and has support for the other features we know and love, like |foo|ier). I've checked a bunch of test cases, and if there's no objection I'll copy it hither. I have not (yet) allowed for the general "countable and uncountable" case, nor for the "generally countable; comparative foo, superlative bar" case.​—msh210 (talk) 05:35, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
That would probably be the most common case not well handled by the previous version. Thanks. DCDuring TALK 15:04, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
Done.​—msh210 (talk) 16:06, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

rarely comparable[edit]

It would be nice to have some way of showing that something is comparable, but rarely so; see prohibited (permanent link). Mglovesfun (talk) 12:28, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Would it be acceptable to you if we had functionality analogous to {{en-noun}}? To wit, that we could indicate that a given adjective was sometimes comparable and some times not, and, by the order of "-" and the other parameter (presumably, "more", "er" or an explicit full description) indicate which of the two was more common. The idea of presenting "rarely" seems to raise the kind of question that we have never satisfactorily addressed (eg, "common" misspelling). DCDuring TALK 00:20, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
I'm afraid you've lost me a bit. What exactly are you proposing? --Mglovesfun (talk) 09:38, 22 July 2011 (UTC)
Please see my comment in the preceding section, from a moment ago.​—msh210 (talk) 05:35, 18 October 2011 (UTC)

Incomparable adjectives category[edit]

I wish the template adds the English adjective into Category:English uncomparable adjectives like {{de-adj}} does to German adjectives. --Lo Ximiendo (talk) 08:41, 14 October 2014 (UTC)

Done. —CodeCat 12:25, 14 October 2014 (UTC)