Template:Language

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English name
Native name
Spoken in: (country)
Conworld: (universe)
Total speakers: (number of speakers)
Genealogical classification: (Family)
(Branch)
(Subbranch)
(Language)
Basic word order:
Morphological type:
Morphosyntactic alignment:
Created by:
author date

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Named parameters for this template

This template recognises the following named parameters:

Legend:

parameter name
[alternate parameter name] 
explanation

Parameter names are lowercase by default, although English may be Uppercase

english
English 
The English name of the language, e.g. Swedish.
native 
The native name of the language, e.g. Svenska.
country 
The name of the country where the language is spoken, e.g. Sweden.
native-country
nativecountry 
The native name of the country (if different from country), e.g. Sverige.
universe 
The name of the universe or timeline where the language is spoken, e.g. Real world.
speakers 
The number of speakers of the language, e.g. 9 million.
family 
The name of the language family the language belongs to, e.g. Indo-European.
branch 
The name of the branch within its language family the language belongs to, e.g. Germanic.
subbranch 
The name of the subbranch within its language family the language belongs to, e.g. North Germanic.
word-order
wordorder 
The basic word order type of the language, e.g. SVO (although Swedish is rather V2! )
morphological-type
type 
The basic morphological type of the language, e.g. inflecting.
morphosyntactic-alignment
alignment 
The basic morphosyntactic alignment of the language, e.g. Nominative-Accusative.
author 
The name of the author of the language (probably your name).
date 
The date when the language was created (begun or completed), usually abbreviated to the year.

Optional data parameters

dialect native 
the native name of the dialect, if the article is about a dialect rather than about a language.
dialect english
dialect English 
the English name of the dialect if the article is about a dialect rather than about a language.

Optional formatting parameters

background-color
background 
The background color of the table (default value: #f9f9f9).
heading-background
headingbg 
The background color of the heading cells (default value: #CCCCCC).
width 
The width of the table; defaults to 50% of window width, but can be defined in pixels (e.g. 300) or a percentage of the window width (e.g. 33%)

Example

(I choose a real-world example so that everyone will recognise everything!)

Use {{subst:Template:Language-new}}!

Swedish
Svenska
Spoken in: Sweden (Sverige)
Conworld: Real world
Total speakers: 9 million
Genealogical classification: Indo-European
Germanic
North Germanic
Swedish
Basic word order: SVO/V2
Morphological type: inflecting
Morphosyntactic alignment: nominative-accusative
Created by:
unknown 1000 C.E.
{{Language|
| English = Swedish
| native = Svenska
| country = Sweden
| nativecountry = Sverige
| universe = Real world
| speakers = 9 million
| family = Indo-European
| branch = Germanic
| subbranch = North Germanic
| wordorder = SVO/V<sub>2</sub>
| type = inflecting
| alignment = nominative-accusative
| author = unknown
| date = 1000 C.E.
| background = white
| headingbg = coral
| width = 33%
}}

Example of a dialect

Gothenburgish
Göteborgska
Spoken in: Sweden (Sverige)
Conworld: Real world
Total speakers: 9 million
Genealogical classification: Indo-European
Germanic
North Germanic
Swedish
Gothenburgish (Göteborgska)
Basic word order: SVO/V2
Morphological type: inflecting
Morphosyntactic alignment: nominative-accusative
Created by:
unknown 1650 C.E.
{{Language|
| English = Swedish
| native = Svenska
| dialect native = Göteborgska
| dialect english = Gothenburgish
| country = Sweden
| nativecountry = Sverige
| universe = Real world
| speakers = 9 million
| family = Indo-European
| branch = Germanic
| subbranch = North Germanic
| wordorder = SVO/V<sub>2</sub>
| type = inflecting
| alignment = nominative-accusative
| author = unknown
| date = 1650 C.E.
| background = white
| headingbg = coral
| width = 33%
}}
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