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Help: Paradigm tables
Every paradigm table should be filled with word forms in accordance with the table’s headings.
While editing, please bear in mind the following:
  • If you are not sure how to complete a box, don’t do this.
    It is far better not to write anything than to fill the table in with incorrect data.
  • Every box can be completed with a number of forms (as long as more than one form exists). Each version should be typed in starting from a separate line.
    An example of a word with a number of versions for one form is the noun ‘dwarf’ as it can possibly take on 2 different forms in the plural:
    * dwarfs (e.g. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)
    * dwarves (e.g. Dwarves rarely leave the safety of their mountain fortresses.)
  • A blank box means we do not know if a particular word exists in the given form.
    To mark that some word does not exist in some form (e.g. the noun ‘trousers’ does not have a singular form) please type in an asterisk * in corresponding box.
  • There is an additional edit box and the "Fill in" button under the chart to be used when you want to complete all the boxes with one word form.
    It might come in handy when dealing with long words – simply modify the ending.
  • The buttons in the special characters section can be used to type a special character into the edit box you have been using.
    Don’t forget that the buttons will not work unless you select the box you wish to start editing.
    Also as English alphabet doesn't include any special characters this section is not shown when you edit a paradigm of an English word.
  • The "Revert changes" button changes the words you have added back into those displayed immediately after the page loaded.
  • If the table you are editing had been blank, the introduced changes will be displayed immediately after you have saved them.
    The data will be however marked as "proposed"
  • If the table has already been completed, the introduced changes need to be accepted by our moderator first.
  • If the table is complete for a particular word, it is possible to find it by means of any form, not just the basic one
    (e.g. searching for "phenomena" would return "phenomenon")