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Alternative spelling of term


Use this template to show the simple definition for an entry that is an alternative spelling of a primary entry.

Spelling is the way words are formed with letters. For other alternatives, use {{alternative case form of}} or {{alternative form of}}.

It is preferable to use this template to create a simple alternative-spelling article such as second guess rather than a redirect: the simple article can later be expanded with the alternative's specifics, such as etymology or quotations.

Parameters

Positional (unnamed) parameters:

  • |1= (required) The entry to link to.
  • |2= (optional) The text to be shown in the link to the entry. If empty or omitted, the entry specified by the first parameter will be used.
  • |3= (optional) A gloss.

Named parameters:

  • |tr= (optional) A transliteration.
  • |sc= (optional) The script code. See Wiktionary:Scripts.
  • |lang= (required): The language code. See Wiktionary:Languages.
  • |dot= (optional) A character, or an empty string, to replace the dot.
  • |nodot= (optional) If nodot=1, then no automatic dot will be shown.
  • |cap= (optional) The lowercase or uppercase version of the first letter.
  • |nocap= (optional) If nocap=1, then the first letter will be in lowercase.
In addition, the parameters |from=, |from2=, |from3=, |from4=, and |from5= can be used to indicate regions where the spelling is used as the primary spelling in that region (as for kilometre and kilometer, but not when the spelling is only an alternative regional spelling: for that use a regional context label followed by {{alternative spelling of|...}}). The regions used should be names of regional context labels or, if no appropriate label exists, plain text. E.g.,
# {{alternative spelling of|kilometre|from=US|from2=Canada|lang=en}}
gives
  1. US and Canada spelling of kilometre

Example

E.g., on "second guess":

==English==

===Verb===
{{en-verb|second guess|es}}

# {{alternative spelling of|second-guess|lang=en}}

Gives:

English

Verb

to second guess
  1. Alternative spelling of second-guess

Customization

Note that users can customize how the output of this template displays by modifying their monobook.css files. See “Form of” templates for details.

See also

TemplateData

This is the TemplateData documentation for this template used by VisualEditor and other tools.

TemplateData for alternative spelling of

Indicates that a term is an alternate spelling of another term

Template parameters

This template prefers inline formatting of parameters.

ParameterDescriptionTypeStatus
term1

The term that this term is the alternate spelling of

Example
Judaeo-Spanish
Pagerequired
displayed text2

text to display for the linked term

Lineoptional
gloss3

a gloss of the term

Stringoptional
language codelang

language code for the term's language

Example
en
Stringrequired
transliterationtr

a transliteration of the term

Stringoptional
script codesc

A script code for the term

Example
Hant
Stringoptional
dialect/region of originfrom

Names a dialect or region from which the term originates. Parameters from2 through from5 also available.

Example
Southern US
Stringoptional
dialect/region of origin 2from2

Names a dialect or region from which the term originates. Parameters from2 through from5 also available.

Example
Taiwanese Hokkien
Stringoptional