Template talk:simple past of

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It would be nice if this had the nondot parameter, as {{past of}} has. DCDuring TALK 16:48, 13 March 2008 (UTC)


It ought to create a link to the right language's section on the target page, as {{past participle of}} does. Eric Kvaalen (talk) 18:18, 8 April 2013 (UTC)



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DCDuring mentioned this above, and I kind of agree that this should also be moved. But we'd need to check to make sure no other language uses it, first. —CodeCat 19:39, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

spak#Middle English. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:33, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Using TemplateTiger this one would appear to have some 15 sco uses and 6 enm uses. I've cleared out the de and ja uses. DCDuring TALK 16:13, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
Is it really appropriate to call it the "simple past" in Middle English? Did it already have the continuous past formed the way modern English and Scots do? —CodeCat 16:28, 19 March 2013 (UTC)
The other templates and - even more so, {{plural of}} - seem harder to do with this approach as the number of non-en uses is often very large. The strategy might be to create language-specific templates and perhaps run a bot to check for a match between L2 header and lang= parameter (or absence thereof) until we were comfortable that a bot could be turned loose.
One major advantage of this kind of removal of English entries from generically named templates is that the TemplateTiger listing or one from an occasional dump run could provide clues as to which languages next needed a language-specific template and also cleanup lists for entries using the generic templates when a language specific one would be better. DCDuring TALK 16:42, 19 March 2013 (UTC)