[sword-devel] Module changes

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 09 Apr 2002 01:59:04 -0700

At 08:13 PM 4/8/2002 -0700, Chris Little wrote:

>genitive forms changed to nominative:
>hitch/Hitchcocks has been renamed Hitchcock
>Naves has been renamed Nave
>Smiths has been renamed Smith
>Eastons has been renamed Easton
>Websters has been renamed Webster

Why? I understand that both forms will sound funny to people from different 
circles. People who are used to hearing a title shortened to the first 
significant word, such as calling The Antiquities of the Jews, simply 
Antiquities, will find Strong's, for Strong's Exhaustive Concordance, quite 
natural. But, people who are used to hearing a book referred to by the 
author's name will find Strong quite natural. Is it because the genitive 
tends to loose the apostrophe, and ends up being plural? Just curious.