[sword-devel] OSIS <w> questions ?

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Dec 30 22:07:08 MST 2008

I can answer one of your questions:

On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 10:19 PM, Tonny Kohar <tonny.kohar at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Does anyone know the usage of attribute type="x-split" subType="x-33"
> from <w> element for tagging eg:
> <w src="29" lemma="strong:G4151" morph="robinson:N-GSN">the</w>
> <w src="31" lemma="strong:G40" morph="robinson:A-GSN">Holy</w>
> <w src="29" lemma="strong:G4151" morph="robinson:N-GSN" type="x-split"
> subType="x-33">Ghost</w>
> so what is
> - type attribute

type="x-split" refers you back to src="y".  Notice that both "Ghost"
and "the" are src="29?"  This means they come from the same word in
the original (e.g. Greek in your example).  The Greek likely did not
use a separate term for the article in this particular location and so
the translators inserted the word "the," inferred from the word for
"Ghost."  However, due to English grammar, an article must precede all
other adjectives, so they had to "split" the Greek word to insert
"Holy" between them.  In the general case, type="x-split" means that
two or more words in the translation have the same source word in the
original language, but they are non-contiguous in the translation.


> - subType attribute
> Cheers
> Tonny Kohar
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