Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?

Subject: Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
From: Shawn <shawn -at- cohodata -dot- com>
To: "Robart, Kay" <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 11:35:38 -0800

Hello Robart,

I am very curious about this but you will need to offer up some real names
ending in an apostrophe. As far as I am aware, none exist. It is more
likely that such name(s) do not originate from the Latin alphabet and do
correctly use the diacritical mark in a correct manner (might actually be a
pronunciation glyph).

Looking forward to your example(s).





On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM, Robart, Kay <Kay -dot- Robart -at- tea -dot- texas -dot- gov>
wrote:

> The name Andrà doesn't end in an apostrophe. It has an e with an accent
> mark over it. It's possessive is AndrÃ's.
>
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> Subject: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
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> A student in a tech writing class of mine asked a question I couldnât
> answer, and Google was no help. Heâs an IT tech at the university and
> wanted to know how youâd show the possessive form of a name ending in an
> apostrophe. Just use a single apostrophe or, to be strictly logical, use
> two?
>
> I asked whether the name may have included a vowel at the end that was
> meant to have an accent but the person typed an apostrophe (so instead of
> AndrÃ, the person typed Andreâ). He said, nope, heâs seen it enough times
> to believe the names definitely end in an apostrophe.
>
> The question, was, in a nutshell:
>
> For the name Andreâ, would you write the possessive as Andreâs or Andreââs?
>
> I told him I had no idea of any convention for that.
>
> Any thoughts?
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Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?: From: Jay L Gordon
RE: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?: From: Robart, Kay

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