I was playing with my spell-checker, and decided to download up-to-date English (British) dictionaries from there.
One of the files that is essential for spell-checkers, in addition to the
.dic files which stores the dictionary itself, is the
.aff file which stores all possible affixes. More about the format of this file can be found here, and I pasted the list of affixes for the language
Now the question. My spell-checker doesn't seem to accept the possessive form:
the objective's gradient
and indeed, I cannot find the corresponding rule in the affix file (there is no match for
e's in that file). I have never heard anyone complain about this spelling before though, and I am wondering if this is the correct British spelling? If so, maybe someone would have an insight about how to add the corresponding rule to the affix file?
In comparison, the list of affixes for the language
en_US (American English, pasted here) is much shorter, and does contain a simple rule for the possessive
's (cf line 105).