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This guide is to help all the new ones on how to add to our conlangdictionary database Contionary!


The contionary is meant to be similar to wiktionary except for conlang dictionary entries and offer capabilities to have things automized for the creator and see inflection paradigms for new people to the language so that they don't have to try to figure it out and just take it!


Using the front page creation button this is what you will be met with on the page that is being created

:''See also [[wiktionary:word|word]]''
{{lang|Language name}}
{{etym|<<word!meaning#source language}}
<!-- Where does the word originate from? -->
{{Alter|Alternative form here}} <!-- can it be written in any other ways? -->
{{pron|IPA|ˈwɜːd ˈhɪə̯}}
{{noun}} <!-- Type your word type here -->
{{infl|rg}} <!-- What is the word's inflection like? rg = regular, ir = irregular, hi = highly irregular -->
{{countable}} <!-- Is the noun countable or uncountable? Verb transitive or intransitive? Et cetera -->
{{def|definition here}} <!-- Definition here; the more you add the more you narrow the meaning from the words that are included, use a | between each definition word here and further definitions you include more countable templates etc -->
{{use|text here}} <!-- If it is a verb, how is it used? Write like "subject hits object with indirect" where "Subject" illustrated the subject of the verb in the conlang, the object is the object in the conlang, and indirect is the indirect object in your conalng, not what they are in english -->
{{note|Note here}} <!-- You may want to include a note. Something about usage or something else of relevance -->
{{countable}}{{def|definition here}}{{use|text here}}{{example|example of the word being used}}{{note|Note here}} <!-- This is where you make the second definition of the word -->
<!-- What does it translate into in other languages? -->
{{trans-top2|definition here}}
====Derived terms====
{{derive|derived word|meaning|derived word|meaning}}
====Related terms====


Wow, quite the overwhelming thing isn't it? But fear not it is not as hard as it seems! Here we will go through it all.


Because we are trying to have it like on wiktionary we are attempting to have a standard layout and system which is why we encourages using templates, when one is changed all pages are instantly changed on their own making life easier for all of us. Conjugation, Declension, inflection and all can be made into templates aswell! Contact the admins if you want help on that.

Anything that starts with {{ is a template and it is ended with }}


Usage: {{lang|Language name here}}

This template functions mostly as a variable creater for comming templates, it simply tells other templates that the language that is currently being used is the one that you put in. It also creates the header with the language name and sorts the entry into our contionary category.


Usage: {{etym|Etymological code here}}

The etym template can be deduced to deal with the etymology of a word, using a special code system it creates a format telling where the word comes from in history.

Code entry Meaning
<< From
# origin language
! previous meaning
+ compound of

How are you supposed to use this? It is not as hard as you think!

the << is placed before everything if it is used, otherwise it can be skipped. the # is placed after the word in which you afterward write the origin language, ! is also placed after the word and after it comes the previous meaning, but it has to occure before the # to work properly. The + does not accept the # command but you can use the ! command like normally and it does not require << prior to it like you otherwise have to, but you simply put the two words on either side of the plus and it will display it.

But what if you want to make a chain of origins? Well you can only use these once per "entry" but luckily you can have many entries, all you got to do is seperate htem with a | eahc time.

{{etym|do+mil|<<do!high#apple|<<mél!sun#orange|<<molin!burning ball#pear}} would give you

From do + mil, from apple do (high), from orange mél (sun), from pear molin (burning ball).


Usage: {{alter|Alternative spellings or forms here}}

This one is fairly straight forward, does it come in two shapes like Colour vs Color?


Usage: {{alter|IPA or x-sampa|Pronounciation in IPA or x-sampa}}

what are words worht if you cannot pronounce them? This part tells the reader how it is pronounced!

The first part tells if its IPA or X-sampa style that is written, IPA is always the output though.

The second is the acctual input of how it is pronounced.

word type

Usage: {{noun}}, {{pronoun}}, {{verb}}, {{adjective}}, {{adverb}}, {{adposition}} or

in the part up it can be seen as {{noun}} but in acctually it should be any word class they belong to. This template creates a small header for the word type, as a word cna belong to multiple at once, but also adds the word to the categories belonging to that language and word classes.


'Usage: {{infl|rg' or ir or hi}}

Languages are unfortunately not kind to us and we have to learn how to inflect those darn words! Well thisi s to give us a hint on how bad it is, rg means Regular, ir means Irregular and hi means Highly Irregular


Certain meanings can have different properties depending on classes and such.


Usage: {{countable}} or {{uncountable}}

Common division for normal nouns are if you can count them or not, can you put a number infront or not?


Usage: {{transitive}} or {{intranistive}} or {{ditransitive}}

Verbs are split in wether they take one, two or three arguments regurly.