This file contains functions for conjugating verbs.
$Id: conjugation.rb,v 08d2e43206b3 2015/03/12 20:32:17 ged $
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Conjugate the receiving string as an infinitive with the specified
# File lib/linguistics/en/conjugation.rb, line 97 def conjugate( tense, person=nil ) self.log.debug "Conjugating %p in %s tense, %s person" % [ self.to_s, tense, person || "any" ] person ||= :* verb = self.to_s.downcase if result = get_irregular( verb, person, tense ) self.log.debug " verb %p is irregular: %p" % [ verb, result ] return result end self.log.debug " regular verb: conjugating by tense" return case tense when :present conjugate_present( verb, person ) when :present_participle conjugate_present_participle( verb ) when :past conjugate_past( verb ) when :past_participle conjugate_past_participle( verb ) else verb end end
Return the past participle of the word
# File lib/linguistics/en/conjugation.rb, line 77 def past_participle( person=nil ) return self.conjugate( :past_participle, person ) end
Return the past tense of the word
# File lib/linguistics/en/conjugation.rb, line 71 def past_tense( person=nil ) return self.conjugate( :past, person ) end
Return the present participle of the word
# File lib/linguistics/en/conjugation.rb, line 89 def present_participle( person=nil ) return self.conjugate( :present_participle, person ) end
Return the present tense of the word
# File lib/linguistics/en/conjugation.rb, line 83 def present_tense( person=nil ) return self.conjugate( :present, person ) end