Word Type Standards

Take care to make your Word Types, Genders, Numbers and Tenses the same on each word. FoundationStone treats "Plural" and "plural" as two different entries and populates the menus accordingly. As well as being untidy, this also means you can't review all the plurals at one time because they are spread out in two distinct categories.

How Word Types Are Added To Menus

Any words you put into word type will appear in the word type choice list when read in. Additionally, you can group these words. This is best illustrated with an example.

Say you have the following word types present somewhere in your word list -

This means you will see a list of possible word list selections in the application thus -

"Biblical" is a special keyword that comes from the localisation files. So using the "ALL Biblical" selection, words types of { "Biblical", "Biblical Conjugations and Abbreviations" "Biblical Noun", "Biblical Verb", "Biblical Word Endings" } will be selected (ie all word types with two or more words, generate an ALL xxxxx style entry, that will match with any word type starting with xxxxx).

Note that "ALL NOT Biblical" is always present in the menu, and will pass all word types not containing "Biblical".


In order that the user sees a consistent user interface, make sure your Word Types, Genders, Numbers and Tenses have the leading letter in capitals. Eg "Biblical Verb" rather than "biblical verb".

Multiple Translations

There is a convention for multiple translations (words with more than one translation). Consider for example, "hirkiyv" - "assemble (machine); make ride" in the English translation. Translations very different in meaning are seperated by a semicolon ";", while those that are similar are seperated by commas "," (eg "bacah" - cry, weep) and ("natah" - "tend, be inclined; deviate").

Notice also that the most common translation comes first.

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