Simplified Syntax for Value

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A simplified syntax can be used to indicate a determiner, an adjective and a gender, with #[+value('<…​>')]. Dictionnaries are used to determiner what is the noun, what are the adjectives and their positions.

Table 1. Availability of simplified syntax
Language Available

fr_FR

yes

it_IT

yes

de_DE

yes

en_US

yes (but not really useful)

es_ES

no

As is it based on dictionnaries or rules, it is less reliable than the full syntax.
Table 2. Examples
Classic syntax Simplified syntax

#[+value('caméra', {det:'DEFINITE', adj:'vieux', adjPos:'BEFORE'})]

#[+value("<la vieille caméra>")]

#[+value('gâteau', {det:'INDEFINITE', adj:'délicieux', number:'P'})]

#[+value("<des gâteaux délicieux P>")]

#[+value('homme', {det:'INDEFINITE', adj:'beau', adjPos:'BEFORE'})]

#[+value('<une beau hommes>')]

#[+value('bague', {det:'DEMONSTRATIVE', adj:'exquis', adjPos:'BEFORE', represents: PRODUIT})]

#[+value('<cette exquis bague>', {represents: PRODUIT})]

#[+value('Gurke', {case:'GENITIVE', det:'DEFINITE', adj:'alt'})]

#[+value("<der alte Gurke>", {case:'GENITIVE'})]

#[+value('Telefon', {case:'ACCUSATIVE', det:'DEFINITE', adj:'neu'})]

#[+value('<der neu Telefon>', {case:'ACCUSATIVE'})]

#[+value('house', { det:'DEMONSTRATIVE', dist:'FAR'})]

#[+value('<that house>')]

#[+value('torta', {adj:'delizioso', adjPos:'BEFORE', number:'P'})]

#[+value("<delizioso torta P>")]

Guidelines:

  • Supported determiners are definite articles (le la les), indefinite articles (un une des), and demonstrative pronouns (ce cet cette ces).

  • Nothing is deducted from the specific article you choose. <la arbre> is the same as <le arbre>.

  • Adjectives must be in dictionnary.

  • Adjective can be before or after the noun (put it a the proper place!), and is optional.

  • Determiner is optional.

  • If nouns are not in the dictionnary, you must provide a gender (M or F). For instance #[+value('<la bon schwarzwald F>')] will output la bonne schwarzwald.

  • You can add a number at the end (S or P).

  • The parser will raise an error at runtime if the expression is not properly parsed.

  • You can add further parameters (like {represents: …​}).

  • The parser can be confused in some cases. For instance, in <le beau hâbleur>, hâbleur can be both an adjective and a noun, and beau too - even if in this situation it is quite clear that beau is the adjective and hâbleur the noun.

  • The simplified syntax does not work for inside the browser nor in Lambda version (neither for compilation nor for simple rendering) because it would require to embed large linguistic resources.