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Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe?
Subject:Re: Possessive form of name ending with apostrophe? From:Lin Sims <ljsims -dot- ml -at- gmail -dot- com> To:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> Date:Fri, 6 Mar 2015 16:04:00 -0500
I recall seeing them, although the names are generally not
English/romance-language-based. I can't think of an example off the top of
my head, but I know they exist.
Even if the name appears to be English or based on another romance
language, I'd want to be double-check with that person before turning it
into an accent.
On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 3:54 PM, Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
> If someone uses an apostrophe to indicate an accent, you can simply
> correct it: AndrÃ's.
> I've seen many names with apostrophes in the middle, but I don't think
> ever at the end.
> On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 12:38 PM, Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca> wrote:
> > 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".
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