Template talk:homophones

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Not usable in cases where there is a qualification (eg, "rhotic accents") which need to be linkable if ordinary users are to be accommodated. DCDuring Holiday Greetings! 03:45, 28 December 2008 (UTC)


Can someone add more fields to this (or I will do it later) as French words can have a lot of homophones (see zoner#French, not all of them are currently being displayed). Mglovesfun (talk) 13:46, 12 July 2009 (UTC)

French is rather unusual in this respect. it might be worth having a separate {{fr-homophones}}. Adding lots of additional fields to this template would add server starin to every usage of the template where it isn't really needed. --EncycloPetey 13:55, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
Created {{exthomophones}} with 10 13 fields. Will it do? —Internoob (Talk|Cont.) 22:42, 15 August 2009 (UTC) 19:16, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
There's been no discussion for a while. I helped myself and made changes to ==Usage==. —Internoob (TalkCont.) 20:15, 4 September 2009 (UTC)
What's the need for a separate template? Have you seen what {{context}} does to the servers :D. Conrad.Irwin 00:13, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
Anything new happened on this front? Just went myself to look for French homophones when I noticed that the French category was empty... which I _KNEW_ couldn't be right... so could we at least to begin with have the normal French homophones category and sort it out later? Mulder1982 (talk) 20:43, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Categorisation for French was explicitly disabled in this edit. —CodeCat 20:49, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I know that, but what about if people want to search for French homophones (for any old reason)? I can see here that there was talk to make a special template for French, what happened to that? In any case, it's odd that the category for French homophones is empty. Mulder1982 (talk) 23:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
You'd have to ask User:Msh210 about that then, as they made the edit. —CodeCat 23:28, 22 June 2014 (UTC)
  1. The French homophone category is empty because there's a line in the code that especially stopped the categorization of French homophones, because literally each word has homophones.
  2. I thought I have used Lua so that this template could contain as many homophones as possible?
Above. --kc_kennylau (talk) 09:40, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

plural label[edit]

What do people think if we make the label be just Homophone: when there is only one term passed in? --Bequw τ 16:52, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

I'm down with that. —RuakhTALK 17:15, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
Done. --Bequw τ 22:05, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Category:Limit of template reached[edit]

Shouldn't the {{#if:{{{8|}}}|...}} also include this?​—msh210 (talk) 00:27, 3 November 2011 (UTC)


I think that this should allow for display forms and script specification. Perhaps as follows?

{{ {{{sc|{{ {{{lang|en}}}/script}} }}}|[[{{{1}}}#{{t-sect|{{{lang|}}}}}|{{{alt1|{{{1}}}}}}]]}}

​—msh210 (talk) 18:35, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

I think for linking we could just use {{l}}. —CodeCat 19:03, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Ah, so that'd be {{l|{{{lang|en}}}|{{{1}}}|{{{alt1|{{{1}}}}}}}}, I suppose.​—msh210 (talk) 19:57, 17 November 2011 (UTC)
Done. --Yair rand (talk) 11:17, 28 March 2012 (UTC)
Note the curiosity that we're defaulting to English in the {{l}} but not in the {{#if:{{{lang|}}}|{{#if:{{NAMESPACE}}||[[Category:{{{{{lang}}}}} terms with homophones]]}}}}.​—msh210 (talk) 19:41, 28 March 2012 (UTC)


When a word is homophonic with only one of several homographs, I have previously had to disambiguate with parentheses, out of the template, as here and here. Perhaps this could be integrated into the template?__Gamren (talk) 19:01, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

You don't have to do that at all. The reader will click the link and then can find which pronunciation section is applicable. --WikiTiki89 19:06, 23 September 2016 (UTC)