Noun (bontši apostrophes)
In "He's late", the apostrophe is used to shorten 'he is' to 'he's'
Mo "He's late", lenalana le šomišitšwe go kopafatša 'he is' go 'he's'
In "The girl's computer", the apostrophe followed by 's' is used to indicate that the computer belongs to the girl
Mo "The girl's computer", lenalana la go latelwa ke 's' le šomišwa go laetša gore khomphutha ke ya mosetsana
in English, the punctuation mark ' used to show that one or more letters or numbers have been left out or to show possession