Wiktionary:About Hindi

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Hindi transliterations (that is, romanizations) are not words. Hindi entries should only be written in the Devanagari script.

Wiktionary uses a modification of IAST optimized for Hindi to show Latin-alphabet transliterations of Hindi words. See Wiktionary:Hindi transliteration for more specific instructions on transliterating Devanagari for Hindi entries.

Creating Hindi entries[edit]

Entry name[edit]

The name of the entry is that of the word or phrase that you are defining.

The entry name should always be the Devanagari script - not a transliteration.

The essentials[edit]

  1. Language header lets you know the language of the word in question (==Hindi==). It is almost always in a level two heading (See Wiktionary:How to edit a page for some basic terminology we use). When there is more than one language header on a page, the language headers should appear in alphabetical order with Translingual and English given priority. Do not use "Indian" or "Hindu" in the language header.
  2. Part of Speech header It is the key descriptor for the grammatical function of the term in question (such as 'noun', 'verb', etc). The definitions themselves come within its scope. This heading is most frequently in a level three heading, and a page may have more than one for a single language.
  3. Inflection Line is the line immediately following the part of speech header. In the simplest entries, this will be the entry name, followed by the gender, transliteration, or other simple relevant information. Users should (at least) attempt make use of the standard inflection templates provided.
  4. Definitions or translations of the word appear as a numbered list in the part of speech section immediately following the inflection line, though it is a good idea to include a blank line in between for ease of editing.
  5. Declension/Conjugation should follow the Part of Speech header at a level 4. Use ====Declension==== for nouns and adjectives, and for verbs use ====Conjugation====. See Category:Hindi declension templates and Category:Hindi conjugation-table templates

Formatting Hindi entries[edit]

Preferred order of sections[edit]

The part of speech section will often include simple translation(s) into English in place of definitions, but there may be subsections.

Following is the preferred sequence for these standard sections:

 ===Alternative spellings===
 ===(Part of Speech)===
 ====Declension==== (for nouns, adjectives and pronouns)
 ====Conjugation==== (for verbs)
 ====Usage notes====
 ====Derived terms====
 ====Related terms====
 ===See also===

Other Hindi Aids[edit]