Template talk:USdict

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"US"[edit]

I thought I should point out that the use of "US" in the template is a little ambiguous. I see that it's intended to mean that the following is a transcription done in the style of US dictionaries, but when I first saw the template, I thought it meant that the following was an IPA transcription of a US pronunciation, until I realized that the transcription was not IPA. My only suggestion is to change "US" to something longer but more descriptive, such as "US dictionary-style transcription" or something. --Bando26 (talk) 01:33, 7 April 2009 (UTC)

The point of short template names is that they're short and easy to type. Most are ambiguous if you only go by their name. kwami (talk) 01:35, 7 April 2009 (UTC)
I don't mean in the template name itself. I meant that when it is transcluded in an article, something less ambiguous than "US" should be displayed... --Bando26 (talk) 05:39, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
You're right, it isn't very good. Do you have any suggestions? One of the problems with pronunciations is that they can be very distracting to the flow of the article. If this template is used, that means an IPA template is already being used, and it starts to get a bit much--especially if a word has two common pronunciations—that makes four pronunciation transcriptions. Unless we mandate in the MOS that only the IPA belongs in the lead, and any other transcription, like this one, goes in a footnote? Then we could make the transcluded text as explicit as we like. kwami (talk) 07:53, 11 April 2009 (UTC)