Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?

Subject: Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: Jay L Gordon <jaylgordon -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:38:44 -0800

You should probably look for style guides that for English language
materials published for African, First Nations, native, aboriginal, and
Hawaiian origin audiences. Many of these languages add apostrophes to
names during the phonetic conversion to English. From a quick Google
search, I saw that apostrophes were added to some African names both as a
way to denote a French accent, and to add a "touch of class".


On Friday, March 6, 2015, Jay L Gordon <jaylgordon -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> 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?
> --
> Jay L Gordon
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