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This guide is to help all the new ones on how to add to our conlangdictionary database '''Contionary'''!
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So you want to add the words of your conlang to our dictionary? Well, worry not, it's a mostly pain free process!
  
==Information==
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==Contionary what?==
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!
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The contionary (from conlang + dictionary) is meant to be similar to MediaWiki's Wiktionary project with the difference that here, conlangs, be they notable or not are all welcome!  
  
==Start==
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Getting excited yet?
Using the front page creation button this is what you will be met with on the page that is being created
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==So what do I do?==
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Well, Billy, when a man loves a– I kid.  
<nowiki>
 
:''See also [[wiktionary:word|word]]''
 
{{lang|Language name}}
 
===Etymology===
 
{{etym|<<word!meaning#source language}}
 
<!-- Where does the word originate from? -->
 
{{Alter|Alternative form here}} <!-- can it be written in any other ways? -->
 
===Pronouncation===
 
{{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 -->
 
====Declension====
 
====Synonyms====
 
====Translations====
 
<!-- What does it translate into in other languages? -->
 
{{trans-top2|definition here}}
 
{{trans|Language|word}}
 
{{trans-mid}}
 
{{trans|Language|word}}
 
{{trans-bottom}}
 
====Derived terms====
 
{{derive|derived word|meaning|derived word|meaning}}
 
====Related terms====
 
  
</nowiki></big>
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To first begin, you must have your word ready and everything. Now that you have your word, go to the [[Linguifex:Contionary|Contionary main page]] page, where you will be met by a "add your word" box.
  
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.
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As you add your word the wiki will load an editing page for you, the new entry template, which looks something like this.
  
===Templates===
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<code>
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.
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<nowiki>
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{{subst:User:Chrysophylax/Template:nous
  
Anything that starts with <nowiki>{{</nowiki> is a template and it is ended with <nowiki>}}</nowiki>
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|1=English
  
===lang===
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|2=entry
'''Usage''': <nowiki>{{lang|</nowiki>{{red|'''Language name here'''}}<nowiki>}}</nowiki>
 
  
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.
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|POS=Noun 
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|IPA=ˈentʰɹɪ 
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|POS2=noun
  
===etym===
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}}
'''Usage''': <nowiki>{{etym|</nowiki>{{red|'''Etymological code here'''}}<nowiki>}}</nowiki>
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</nowiki></code>
  
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.
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It's pretty simple from here on.  
  
{| {{style|center}}
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*1. Copy this template outside the commented area
! Code entry
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*2. Fill in 1 (language), 2  (your word), POS (part of speech), IPA<sup>1</sup> (pronunciation), POS2 (again, part of speech but in lowercase).
! Meaning
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*3. Click 'Save page'
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| <<
 
| From
 
|-
 
| #
 
| origin language
 
|-
 
| <nowiki>!</nowiki>
 
| previous meaning
 
|-
 
| +
 
| compound of
 
|}
 
  
How are you supposed to use this? It is not as hard as you think!
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This will create a page with an etymology section, a related section, categorise the page as a contionary entry and lots of other stuff. Feel free to edit the page again to add the correct etymology, related terms and such.
  
the << is placed before everything if it is used, otherwise it can be skipped. the <nowiki>#</nowiki> is placed after the word in which you afterward write the origin language, <nowiki>!</nowiki> 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.
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<sup>1</sup> - You can write IPA in the wiki editor without a special keyboard by going to Special characters > IPA.  
  
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.
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==Done, but how do I get those fancy tables?==
  
<nowiki>{{etym|do+mil|<<do!high#apple|<<mél!sun#orange|<<molin!burning ball#pear}}</nowiki> would give you
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Well, if you're referring to 'fancy tables' like
  
{{etym|do+mil|<<do!high#apple|<<mél!sun#orange|<<molin!burning ball#pear}}
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{{User:Chrysophylax/Template:qh_r_conj|fancypants|fancypantsa}}
  
===alter===
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Then the simplest way to get them is by making a template. You can take a look at other user's templates and copy/modify to your heart's delight or ask nicely on someone's talk to help you out.
'''Usage''': <nowiki>{{alter|</nowiki>{{red|'''Alternative spellings or forms here'''}}<nowiki>}}</nowiki>
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Remember, anything that starts with <nowiki>{{</nowiki> is a template and it is ended with <nowiki>}}</nowiki>. You can go to the template's page and look at it by going to the page within the brackets <nowiki>{{ }}</nowiki>.
  
This one is fairly straight forward, does it come in two shapes like Colour vs Color?
 
  
===pron===
 
'''Usage''': <nowiki>{{alter|</nowiki>{{green|'''IPA or x-sampa'''}}|{{red|'''Pronounciation in IPA or x-sampa'''}}<nowiki>}}</nowiki>
 
  
what are words worht if you cannot pronounce them? This part tells the reader how it is pronounced!
 
 
The first part tells if its [[Guide:IPA|IPA]] or [[Guide:X-sampa|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''': <nowiki>{{noun}}</nowiki>, <nowiki>{{pronoun}}</nowiki>, <nowiki>{{verb}}</nowiki>, <nowiki>{{adjective}}</nowiki>, <nowiki>{{adverb}}</nowiki>, <nowiki>{{adposition}}</nowiki> or
 
 
in the part up it can be seen as <nowiki>{{noun}}</nowiki> 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.
 
 
===infl===
 
'''Usage''': <nowiki>{{infl|</nowiki>{{red|'''rg''}}' or {{red|'''ir'''}} or {{red|'''hi'''}}<nowiki>}}</nowiki>
 
 
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''
 
 
===property===
 
Certain meanings can have different properties depending on classes and such.
 
====Countable/Uncountable====
 
'''Usage''': <nowiki>{{countable}}</nowiki> or <nowiki>{{uncountable}}</nowiki>
 
 
Common division for normal nouns are if you can count them or not, can you put a number infront or not?
 
 
====Transitivity====
 
'''Usage''': <nowiki>{{transitive}}</nowiki> or <nowiki>{{intranistive}}</nowiki> or <nowiki>{{ditransitive}}</nowiki>
 
 
Verbs are split in wether they take one, two or three arguments regurly.
 
  
 
[[Category:Guides]]
 
[[Category:Guides]]

Latest revision as of 18:59, 20 August 2013


So you want to add the words of your conlang to our dictionary? Well, worry not, it's a mostly pain free process!

Contionary what?

The contionary (from conlang + dictionary) is meant to be similar to MediaWiki's Wiktionary project with the difference that here, conlangs, be they notable or not are all welcome!

Getting excited yet?

So what do I do?

Well, Billy, when a man loves a– I kid.

To first begin, you must have your word ready and everything. Now that you have your word, go to the Contionary main page page, where you will be met by a "add your word" box.

As you add your word the wiki will load an editing page for you, the new entry template, which looks something like this.

{{subst:User:Chrysophylax/Template:nous |1=English |2=entry |POS=Noun |IPA=ˈentʰɹɪ |POS2=noun }}

It's pretty simple from here on.

  • 1. Copy this template outside the commented area
  • 2. Fill in 1 (language), 2 (your word), POS (part of speech), IPA1 (pronunciation), POS2 (again, part of speech but in lowercase).
  • 3. Click 'Save page'

This will create a page with an etymology section, a related section, categorise the page as a contionary entry and lots of other stuff. Feel free to edit the page again to add the correct etymology, related terms and such.

1 - You can write IPA in the wiki editor without a special keyboard by going to Special characters > IPA.

Done, but how do I get those fancy tables?

Well, if you're referring to 'fancy tables' like

Conjugation
Perfect
positive indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fancypantsat fancypantsas fancypantsasz fancypantsaten fancypantsasen fancypantsaszen
future fancypantslyat fancypantslyas fancypantslyasz fancypantslyaten fancypantslyasen fancypantslyaszen
past fancypantstát fancypantstás fancypantstász fancypantstáten fancypantstásen fancypantstászen
historical past fancypantsyáté fancypantsyásé fancypantsyászé fancypantsyátén fancypantsyásén fancypantsyászén
passive present fancypantsnutal fancypantsnusal fancypantsnuszal fancypantsnutenal fancypantsnusenal fancypantsnuszenal
future fancypantslyanutal fancypantslyanusal fancypantslyanuszal fancypantslyanutenal fancypantslyanusenal fancypantslyanuszenal
past fancypantstánutal fancypantstánusal fancypantstánuszal fancypantstánutenal fancypantstánusenal fancypantstánuszenal
historical past fancypantsyátél fancypantsyásél fancypantsyászél fancypantsyáténal fancypantsyásénal fancypantsyászénal
negative indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fancypantsarat fancypantsaras fancypantsarasz fancypantsaraten fancypantsarasen fancypantsaraszen
future fancypantslyarat fancypantslyaras fancypantslyarasz fancypantslyaraten fancypantslyarasen fancypantslyaraszen
past fancypantstárat fancypantstáras fancypantstárasz fancypantstárten fancypantstársen fancypantstáraszen
historical past fancypantsyárté fancypantsyársé fancypantsyárszé fancypantsyártén fancypantsyársén fancypantsyárszén
passive present fancypantsartal fancypantsarsal fancypantsarszal fancypantsartenal fancypantsarsenal fancypantsarszenal
future fancypantsalyartal fancypantsalyarsal fancypantsalyarszal fancypantsalyartenal fancypantsalyarsenal fancypantsalyarszenal
past fancypantstártal fancypantstársal fancypantstárszal fancypantstártenal fancypantstársenal fancypantstárszenal
historical past fancypantsyártél fancypantsyársél fancypantsyárszél fancypantsyárténal fancypantsyársénal fancypantsyárszénal
Imperfect
positive indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present fancypantsaat fancypantsaas fancypantsaasz fancypantsaaten fancypantsaasen fancypantsaaszen
future fancypantsaalyat fancypantsaalyas fancypantsaalyasz fancypantsaalyaten fancypantsaalyasen fancypantsaalyaszen
past fancypantsatát fancypantsatás fancypantsatász fancypantsatáten fancypantsatásen fancypantsatászen
historical past fancypantsayáté fancypantsayásé fancypantsayászé fancypantsayátén fancypantsayásén fancypantsayászén
passive present fancypantsanutal fancypantsanusal fancypantsanuszal fancypantsanutenal fancypantsanusenal fancypantsanuszenal
future fancypantsalyanutal fancypantsalyanusal fancypantsalyanuszal fancypantsalyanutenal fancypantsalyanusenal fancypantsalyanuszenal
past fancypantsatánutal fancypantsatánusal fancypantsatánuszal fancypantsatánutenal fancypantsatánusenal fancypantsatánuszenal
historical past fancypantsayátél fancypantsayásél fancypantsayászél fancypantsayáténal fancypantsayásénal fancypantsayászénal

Then the simplest way to get them is by making a template. You can take a look at other user's templates and copy/modify to your heart's delight or ask nicely on someone's talk to help you out. Remember, anything that starts with {{ is a template and it is ended with }}. You can go to the template's page and look at it by going to the page within the brackets {{ }}.