Re: [NTLK] OT - Do you speak BBC English?

From: Scott Rogers <>
Date: Sun Sep 02 2007 - 12:53:43 EDT

The apostrophe is actually pretty neat. English used to have case
endings, and the genitive case (I believe...whichever one indicates's been far too long since I had Latin) was indicated
with an -es at the end of a word. The apostrophe simply indicates
that letters have been omitted, so in possessives, it indicates that
the "e" of "-es" has been dropped.

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