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       french-deconjugator - analyze conjugated French verbs


       echo aimé | french-deconjugator > result.txt


       french-deconjugator  reads  conjugated French verbs from the command line or from standard
       input and writes (to standard output) the verb's infinitive form,  the  mode  (infinitive,
       indicative, conditional, subjunctive, imperative or participle), the tense (present, past,
       imperfect, future), the person (1, 2 or 3, while 0 is  used  for  the  present  participle
       tense,  and  4  and  5 are used in the past participle tense), and the number (singular or
       plural).  These fields are separated by a comma and a space.

       The standard input is not read if verbs are passed as command-line arguments.

       By convention, persons 4 and 5 are used in the  past  participle  tense  to  indicate  the
       gender: 4 means masculine (e.g., "aimé" or "aimés") and 5 means feminine (e.g., "aimée" or

       A single conjugated form can correspond to more than one mode, tense and person.  In  this
       case, each alternative is written on its own line.

       In  all  cases, the end of the answer is marked by an empty line.  If the word is unknown,
       only this empty line is written.  The names for the mode, tense and number are  always  in
       English.  (This is meant to facilitate automatic parsing of the output.  For a French user
       interface, see the GNOME application and applet.)

       The command flushes its output buffer  after  finishing  each  answer.   This  allows  the
       command to be easily called from another program through two pipes.

       The  command  starts  by  loading  its  database  from  XML  files  (stored  typically  in
       /usr/share/verbiste).  This takes some time, so it is a good  idea  to  have  the  command
       answer many requests instead of running it for each request.

       The  verbiste  library's  source  archive  contains  Perl  and  Java example programs that
       illustrate this technique.

       This commands expects to read Latin-1 characters and  writes  Latin-1  characters.   There
       must not be any leading or trailing white spaces on the lines read by the command.


       --help display a help page and exit

              display version information and exit

              select the language to use (fr for French or it for Italian); French is the default

       --utf8 assume that the terminal uses the UTF-8 encoding instead of  Latin-1  (ISO-8859-1);
              try  this  option  if  Verbiste claims not to know a verb that contains an accented

              print the infinitive form of all the verbs in the knowledge  base,  one  per  line,
              unsorted; other command-line arguments are ignored


       $ french-deconjugator aimé
       aimer, participle, past, 0, singular

       $ echo -ne 'a\nplu\nété\n' | french-deconjugator
       avoir, indicative, present, 3, singular

       plaire, participle, past, 0, singular
       pleuvoir, participle, past, 0, singular

       être, participle, past, 0, singular


       This  program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License.  This program has absolutely no warranty.


       See the verbiste(3) manual page.


       See the verbiste(3) manual page.


       verbiste(3), french-conjugator(1).

                                         April 3rd, 2011                   french-deconjugator(1)