[sword-devel] KJV2006 Project

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Tue Feb 14 18:55:19 MST 2006

Chris (and Brandon),
	Thanks for pointing out that the printed texts are published with 
lowercase pronouns.  This mandates that we publish our module this way, 
as well.

	I've ignored the rest of your message ;)


Chris Little wrote:
> Troy A. Griffitts wrote:
>>     OT: It personally frustrates me that the body of the text we use 
>> for the KJV OT has lowercased all personal pronouns for God.  Can we 
>> find a better text?  I'm fairly certain the KJV in most of its printed 
>> incarnations had these uppercase.
> Please don't change this. Pronouns referring to God in the KJV use 
> lowercase. They did in the 1611. They did in the 1769. Anything that 
> deviates from this is edited.
> The whole practice of capitalizing pronouns referring to God is a stupid 
> modern attempt at hyper-orthodoxy. Very simply put: pronouns are never 
> capitalized in modern English unless they come at the start of a 
> sentence or are title-cased. And the irony is that the same people who 
> would WANT to modify a text to capitalize such pronouns are likely often 
> also people who would decry similar modification of a text to be gender 
> neutral where source texts/other translations use masculine.
> It's a silly, bad, evil, yucky, bad, bad, bad, bad, bad practice.
> --Chris
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