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<includeonly>{{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|3}}}}|uni|
 
  a {{{1}}}|
 
  {{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|1}}}}|a|
 
    an {{{1}}}|
 
    {{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|1}}}}|e|
 
      an {{{1}}}|
 
      {{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|1}}}}|i|
 
        an {{{1}}}|
 
        {{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|1}}}}|o|
 
          an {{{1}}}|
 
          {{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|1}}}}|u|
 
            an {{{1}}}|
 
            a {{{1|}}}
 
          }}
 
        }}
 
      }}
 
    }}
 
  }}
 
}}</includeonly><noinclude>
 
This function prepends '''{{Article|Indefinite Article}}''' before the phrase sent to it. The intelligence it follows is thus: If the string passed starts with “uni” ({{article|university}}, {{article|unicycle}}), it gets preceded by an “a”. If not, if it starts with a vowel, it gets preceded by an “an”. Otherwise, it must start with a consonant, so gets preceded by an “a”. This will catch most, but not all, situations since there are likely other phonetic combinations other than “uni” that start with a vowel, but yield a consonant sound that should be an “a”, that can be coded in as they are located.
 
 
== Usage ==
 
<tt><nowiki>{{Article|aardvark}}</nowiki></tt> in an article’s text yields “{{Article|aardvark}}” upon the render of the page. You can use this template in the flow of a SGTable output (which is its most useful state, when you don’t know what that generator’s text output will be), such as:
 
 
{{Purge}}:''<sgdisplay iterations="1">I went out walking and ran across '''{{Article|[Animal.fantasyLand]}}''', '''{{Article|[Animal.fantasyLand]}}''', '''{{Article|[Animal.fantasyLand]}}''', '''{{Article|[Animal.fantasyLand]}}''', '''{{Article|[Animal.fantasyLand]}}''', '''{{Article|[Animal.fantasyLand]}}''', and '''{{Article|[Animal.fantasyLand]}}'''.</sgdisplay>
 
 
The above list should show all vowel-first animal names with an “an” in front of them (reload the page if no vowel-first animals appeared).
 
 
The template “ia” (for “indefinite article”) is a shortcut to this template, and can be used as <tt><nowiki>{{ia|aardvark}}</nowiki></tt> interchangeably, if you prefer a shorter command.</noinclude>
 
 
<includeonly>{{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|3}}}}|uni|
 
<includeonly>{{#ifeq:{{lc:{{#sub:{{{1|}}}|0|3}}}}|uni|
 
   a {{{1}}}|
 
   a {{{1}}}|

Revision as of 18:45, 15 September 2014

This function prepends a Indefinite Article before the phrase sent to it. The intelligence it follows is thus: If the string passed starts with “uni” (a university , a unicycle ), it gets preceded by an “a”. If not, if it starts with a vowel, it gets preceded by an “an”. Otherwise, it must start with a consonant, so gets preceded by an “a”. This will catch most, but not all, situations since there are likely other phonetic combinations other than “uni” that start with a vowel, but yield a consonant sound that should be an “a”, that can be coded in as they are located.

Usage

{{Article|aardvark}} in an article’s text yields “a aardvark ” upon the render of the page. You can use this template in the flow of a SGTable output (which is its most useful state, when you don’t know what that generator’s text output will be), such as:

  Reload
Generator

<sgdisplay iterations="1">I went out walking and ran across 'a [Animal.fantasyLand]

, a [Animal.fantasyLand] , a [Animal.fantasyLand] , a [Animal.fantasyLand] , a [Animal.fantasyLand] , a [Animal.fantasyLand] , and a [Animal.fantasyLand] .</sgdisplay>

The above list should show all vowel-first animal names with an “an” in front of them (reload the page if no vowel-first animals appeared).

The template “ia” (for “indefinite article”) is a shortcut to this template, and can be used as {{ia|aardvark}} interchangeably, if you prefer a shorter command.