Telongeda:Style Guide

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This guide will inform you of the current guidelines for editing pages on this wiki. This will be primarily focused on pages that define Trig/Slak words.

Note that these are guidelines. They will evolve as the wiki evolves, and are not invariable rules. When in doubt, format the page in the way you think will make the entry most useful to readers.

Pages should be named the name of the word that is being defined. The wiki will automatically capitalize the first letter of the word.


The general format of a page should be as below. How it appears on is on the left, and the wiki markup version is on the right.


Pronunciation: IPA: [ˈpeɪd͡ʒ.neɪm]

(Source) etymology here

Part of Speech

  1. (optional label) sense 1, with optional label
  2. sense 2, with no label

Usage Notes

  • Optional section

Related Terms

  • word1
  • word2
  • this section is also optional


Click here to search Sources for 'peijneim'
  • This section is option for slak words, obligatory for canon words.
Pronunciation: {{IPA|ˈpeɪd͡ʒ.neɪm}}

{{type}} etymology here

# (''optional label'') sense 1, with optional label
# sense 2, with no label

====Usage Notes====
* Optional section

====Related Terms====
* {{l|word1}}
* {{l|word2}}
* this section is also optional

* This section is option for slak words, obligatory for canon words.

Page Name

The page name is automatically generated when you attempt to create the page by clicking on a red link. Thename of the page should just be the word - no namespace.

For verbs, the name includes the root and satellite, separated by a space. Spaces in idioms, and apostrophes (straight quotes) in for contractions are acceptable as well.

For affixes, the name is just the affix itself - do not add any hyphens to the beginning or end of the affix, as you may have seen in other dictionaries and word lists.


The pronunciation of the word is in the International Phonetic Alphabet (a.k.a. IPA). Use the IPA section in the Special Characters menu at the top of the edit screen to enter special IPA characters.

We use the IPA template to format the text of the IPA. The line in the editor should look like:

Pronunciation: {{IPA|ˈpeɪd͡ʒ.neɪm}}


The etymology is the top level header of the page. In the line after the header, start with the template for which type of word this is.

If the word is a canon word, put in {{canon}} here. If the word is only a word used by Slakkru, type in {{slak}} here. Follow the template with the description of the etymology on the same line.

English terms in the etymology should be in quotes. Etymologies from other Tig/Slak words (as in compounding) should be linked to using the {{l|word}} template.

Part Of Speech

Part of speech should be marked with the appropriate part of speech template. This template adds in the appropriate categories for parts of speech.

Here are the available templates:

{{adjective}} For Adjectives
{{adverb}} For adverbs. Many words with ambiguous parts of speech can be classified as adverbs.
{{conjuction}} For conjunctions
{{contraction}} For contractions
{{interjection}} For interjections, phrases used independently of a sentence (pleasantries, swears, etc.)
{{idiom}} For phrases that are used idiomatically
{{noun}} Nouns, including proper nouns
{{number}} For number words
{{particle}} For small words that do not fall under any other category
{{preposition}} For prepositions
{{satellite}} For words that are specifically verb satellites
{{suffix}} For suffixes
{{verb}} For verbs with appropriate satellite (or lack thereof)
{{verb-root}} For words that are roots to verbs. Links to all possible satellite combinations for that root are automatically generated.

If the word can be used as multiple parts of speech (with the same etymology), create a separate part of speech section for each one.


Senses (that is, definitions) should be listed under the part of speech template as an ordered (numbered) list. Each line in the editor is begun with a hashtag (#) followed by a space.

A sense can have multiple descriptions (such as "to enrage, to make angry"). However, each distinct meaning of the word should get its own sense. Feel free to include examples with the sense if it seems appropriate.

Labels can be added to the beginning of the sense (after the hashtag and space) to provide context, such as if the meaning only applies if in a certain context, or if the meaning only applies to transitive or intransitive usage. There are two special templates that you can use as labels:

Usage Notes

This section is optional. Notes on how to use the term can be left here, usually as a bulleted list.

Related Terms

This section is optional. Words that are closely related for whatever reason can be listed here in a bulleted list. Remember to use the {{l|word}} template for each word in order to create a link to that word's page.

Please keep the list in alphabetical order.


This second is option for words that occur purely in Slakgedasleng. Please include this section with canon words by using the template {{sources}}. This template automatically creates the link to search the Sources namespace.

If you have further sources (such as media articles about the show or language), you can add links to them below the template in a bulleted list.

Other Issues


Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and etymologies. An example in Trig is the word sen, which has three homophones: one derived from "scent", one derived from "seven", and one derived from "send".

If a word has homophones, do not create separate pages for each. Rather, include all three on the same page. Create a separate Etymology section for each, and number them (Etymology 1, Etymology 2, etc.). Include the appropriate usages (part of speech, senses, notes, related term) in each individual Etymology section as appropriate.