Inflection of nl-decl-adj
uninflected -
inflected -e
comparative -er
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial - -er het -st
het -ste
indefinite m./f. sing. -e -ere -ste
n. sing. - -er -ste
plural -e -ere -ste
definite -e -ere -ste
partitive -s -ers

This template creates a declension table for Dutch adjectives. It is added to the ====Declension==== section of an entry. It uses Module:nl-adjectives as a back-end.

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Usage edit

For many adjectives, the template can be added without any parameters at all, the defaults are enough.

On the page klein:

  • {{nl-decl-adj}}

Inflected form edit

The inflected form, by default, adds -e to the end of the basic form, although there are some exceptions (such as rigide which already ends in -e) that are handled automatically. Many adjectives lose a vowel or gain a consonant in the inflected and comparative forms. For these adjectives, the first parameter must be provided. The inflected form is used as the basis to form the comparative as well (if it exists) so you should provide only the inflected form.

On the page groot:

  • {{nl-decl-adj|grote}}

Adjectives ending in -en (such as past participles, or adjectives that indicate materials) have no separate inflected form. The template automatically detects this, so you don't need to do anything for that to work.

Partitive form edit

The partitive form is the form that is used in phrases such as iets Xs, veel Xs etc. It is formed by adding -s to the end of the basic form by default. An exception is made for adjectives that already end in -s or an s-like sound (like -sch, -x and so on); these do not get the extra -s. This is automatically detected by the template so you do not need to do anything. The partitive form is also used as the base to form the superlative (if it exists).

On the page groots:

  • {{nl-decl-adj}}

On the page grijs:

  • {{nl-decl-adj|grijze}}

Comparative and superlative forms edit

Adjectives are considered to have a comparative and superlative form by default, so nothing needs to be done to specify them. The comparative is formed by default by adding -r to the inflected form. Adjectives ending in -r get an additional -d- in the comparative form. The superlative is formed by adding -t to the partitive form. This is automatic and doesn't need any special treatment.

On the page helder:

  • {{nl-decl-adj}}

On the page raar:

  • {{nl-decl-adj|rare}}

If the adjective is not comparable (has no comparative or superlative) then specify - for the second parameter:

On the page afzonderlijk:

  • {{nl-decl-adj||-}}

On the page eventueel:

  • {{nl-decl-adj|eventuele|-}}

Unusual and irregular adjectives edit

Some adjectives, particularly determiners, have no partitive form. For these, add part=-. Some adjectives may lack a predicative form (they cannot be used like dat ding is X, only as X ding). For these, add pred=-.

Adjectives indicating the material of which something is made have neither a predicative nor partitive form. Most of these words end in -en, and therefore have no distinct inflected form either.

On the page houten:

  • {{nl-decl-adj||-|pred=-|part=-}}

On the page textiel:

  • {{nl-decl-adj||-|pred=-|part=-}}

Some adjectives have irregular comparative and superlative forms. The second and third parameters specify the comparative and superlative in this case. Note: do not use this to indicate that the comparative and/or superlative is formed with meer and meest.

On the page goed:

  • {{nl-decl-adj||beter|best}}