Template talk:en-infl-reg-consonant

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Adding "to"[edit]

...this looks like a good tool...should it also add the 'to' before the verb? 11:03, 16 May 2005

  • Connel MacKenzie would like it to. So I've added it. I'm currently doing more research to try to come up with a comprehensive set of templates for this. There are some patterns that these two templates don't cover. Uncle G 15:25, 16 May 2005 (UTC)
    • Actually, I only sought to have "to" included for consistency. Since "to " isn't part of the inflected form itself, I'd prefer we not have it. But that will take some rather extended discussion.  :-( --Connel MacKenzie T C 20:18, 8 May 2006 (UTC)


I see Paul G has made the parts of speech bold. If this is to preferred, should the corresponding templates not have this done to them as well? --Wytukaze 01:45, 21 May 2005 (UTC)

Absolutely.  :-) --Connel MacKenzie T C 20:15, 8 May 2006 (UTC)


This series of templates has been criticized (notably by Ec) as beeing too complicated. I do not see how adding named parameters simplifies the template. I'd prefer the named variables not be used, in interest of the KISS principle. --Connel MacKenzie T C 20:15, 8 May 2006 (UTC)

To me, it was quite confusing without the named parameters. I left in the ability to use the template with unnamed parameters, but it seems to me that the usage notes are now much more clear than previously. Without naming the parameters, it is not at all clear why calls to the template leave parameter #2 blank, nor is it obvious from reading either the template code or calls to the template what the purpose of the third parameter might be. Rodasmith 20:21, 8 May 2006 (UTC)
Let's also be clear for such concerns whether we are looking to simplify the template code or the usage of the template. The latter is far more important to me, given instance counts and the ability to include template documentation on the template page. Rodasmith 20:24, 8 May 2006 (UTC)