[osis-user] Re: [sword-devel] Yet another KJV markup question.

Chris Little chrislit at crosswire.org
Tue Mar 7 01:24:44 MST 2006

DM Smith wrote:
> Chris Little wrote:
>> OSIS is already being used in CrossWire's KJV in ways other than what 
>> was intended. The lemma and morph attributes indicate the lemma and 
>> morphology of their content, but the CrossWire KJV uses them to 
>> indicate the lemma and morphology of words in a completely different 
>> document. (We have an English language document with lemmatization and 
>> morphology information for a Greek language document.)
> Can you recommend a better way? I would like to create the best OSIS for 
> the KJV and use xslt to make it acceptable to the SWORD api.

I can't. It's just isn't a normal thing to want to markup (morphology 
from some other text) and I can't see it ever being a common enough 
issue to warrant special handing in OSIS (like a new attribute).

> I was thinking that POS is a better place for robinson's part of speech 
> codes.

Robinson's codes identify more than just part of speech. POS shouldn't 
indicate case/number/person agreement or tense/aspect/mood/modality. 
Those are the domain of the morph attribute. (NB: Again, I don't know 
much about Greek, so if Greek doesn't have some portion of those 
attributes, obviously Robinson's doesn't either, but I know it presents 
a fairly complete description each word's morphology.)


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