[sword-devel] Module changes

Chris Little sword-devel@crosswire.org
Tue, 9 Apr 2002 12:51:04 -0700 (PDT)

On Tue, 9 Apr 2002, Jerry Hastings wrote:

> 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.

It's primarily for the purpose of consistency.  We have some books in a 
posessive form and others not, and I just want to be consistent across all 
of them.  The non-posessive form seems to be more prevalent and more 
sensible, so I conformed the others to that.

Troy: We don't have a Strong's Exhaustive Concordance because it 
is unnecessary thanks to search.  Jerry was just using it as an example.