[sword-devel] Translations that that use 'you' for both singular and plural second person pronouns?

Peter von Kaehne refdoc at gmx.net
Wed May 2 04:45:59 MST 2012

Not the opportunity to check the OSIS manual right now, but I would think the markup should be <w type="x-plural">you</w>.

You do not want an empty milestoned element there, but tag the word which you intend to highlight


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> Datum: Wed, 2 May 2012 04:05:22 -0700 (PDT)
> Von: David Haslam <dfhmch at googlemail.com>
> An: sword-devel at crosswire.org
> Betreff: [sword-devel] Translations that that use \'you\' for both singular and plural second person pronouns?

> There are several modern English translations that use 'you' for both
> singular and plural second person pronouns. 
> The printed edition of the NASB springs to mind. The plural forms are all
> marked with an asterisk.
> Curiously enough, the word 'plural' is nowhere to be found in the OSIS
> reference manual.
> Perhaps this would imply that should anyone wish to make a module in which
> the plural forms can be identified, then we'd need to use an attribute
> value
> extension - one prefixed with "x-".
> For example, the original OSIS XML file for the WEB translation (this was
> not used for making the WEB module) did include such a method, i.e. by the
> following markup.
>    you<w type="x-plural" />
> Singular forms of 'you' were without the markup. 
> btw. The WEB translation is not one with detailed morphology markup other
> than this. (i.e. No Strongs, etc)
> Perhaps it would be a useful concept to take up further in the SWORD
> engine,
> such that the plural forms could be toggled by
> GlobalOptionFilter=OSISMorph
> ?
> As each such translation might require a different visible marker to
> identify the plural form, then the syntax would need to include a marker
> attribute.
> David Haslam
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