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Latest comment: 17 years ago by Tangotango in topic Alternative plurals

I've edited this a bit so I'll explain what I've done. First it adds the word to category:Nouns. Second, you can use it normally {{noun|cat|cats}}. If you miss out the 2nd option {{noun|cat}} it'll shove an s at the end of the 1st option. And if you miss out the 1st option {{noun}} it'll use the page name. You can also do something like {{noun||fishes}}. This is just for my lazyness - if you think it's a bad idea, feel free to edit/revert it or something. --H2g2bob 14:55, 4 March 2006 (UTC)Reply

Actually, H2g2bob, your edits to the template sound *great*. I think we need those changes to make it easier to use and more intuitive. I just edited blues, and realized that it doesn't work on plural pages currently, because the singular is not a link. I think we should make them all links (which goes for verb and adjective as well), since the link that corresponds to the page will end up being a self-reference and will then simply show up in bold (no link), which it does anyway. I know self-references are deprecated generally, but to make this work on pages that are not singular or the basic form seems a higher priority. I have to go. Otherwise I'd make the changes I'm suggesting. What do you think? --Cromwellt|talk 15:58, 9 March 2006 (UTC)Reply
I agree, making the other one a link makes a lot of sense. I've edited it in, and I'll see if I can't change the similar templates (template:adjective and stuff) which'll probably have the same thing. --H2g2bob 23:36, 9 March 2006 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for making those changes. I think it makes more sense this way, and now the template works on blues, along with the rest! --Cromwellt|talk 17:37, 10 March 2006 (UTC)Reply

Alternative plurals[change]

I've changed the template to use m:ParserFunctions to support a third parameter, for an alternative plural form. This is used on portmanteau, for example, and should be useful when there are two commonly used plural forms (portmanteaux and portmanteaus in this case). When there are three or more plural forms... I don't know ;). I don't think there are any words that do, though. - Tangotango 12:33, 9 November 2006 (UTC)Reply