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#1573 - 04/25/00 03:10 PM spelled the same but pronounced differently
nnn Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/25/00
Posts: 1
Loc: Nova Scotia Canada
I am looking for the name of words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently and have different meanings. ie lead and lead (I can lead a group to the where they are mining lead), object and object ( I object to the removal of that object from the ...), etc....

Thanks nnn


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#1574 - 04/25/00 04:20 PM Re: spelled the same but pronounced differently
tsuwm Offline
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#1575 - 04/26/00 03:38 PM Re: spelled the same but pronounced differently
jmh Offline
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Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
I went to an evening for parents at my daughter's school a couple of years ago. We were given about half a page to read to each other in the way that children read, a word at a time. It was cleverly constructed so that at the end of each sentence we had to go back to the beginning and re-read it, changing the pronunciation of one of the words. In each case our initial assumption had been incorrect - for example we had chosen lead weight rather than lead the race.

It made me realise how difficult English is as a foreign language - there is so much to be gleaned from context.


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#1576 - 04/30/00 06:36 AM Part words spelled the same...
tututu Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
This is on the bulletin board in the Literacy Library where we try and understand the English of "it" so we can teach "it" to others.......

ough....pronounced nine different ways in the following:
A rough-coated, dough faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough: having fallen in the slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.

Tu
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#1577 - 04/30/00 06:42 AM Schoolwork
tututu Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
JMH...can you get us a copy of the word list distributed in your daughter's class or is it too late.......we are always looking for such for the Literacy Library.
Thanks in advance......

Tu
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#1578 - 04/30/00 05:18 PM Re: Schoolwork
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
>can you get us a copy of the word list

tututu
I'll try- we moved away from the area and it was part of a session for parents run by an area literacy adviser, so I don't have any contact with them now. I'll see what I can do.

By the way did you know that your name spell checks as "Twain" - very literary - was it intentional?


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#1579 - 04/30/00 05:31 PM Re: Part words spelled the same...
jmh Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/22/00
Posts: 1981
> ough....pronounced nine different ways

Wonderful!

I also note that in the UK we say Edinburgh and thorough to rhyme with Scarborough (the ending is pronounced "ura") but the US pronunciation has the ending "urrow" to along the lines of Wheelbarrow, so it sounds like "Edinburrow" and "thurrow".


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#1580 - 05/08/00 06:43 AM Re: Schoolwork
tututu Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
jmh
This was sent to me....by someone who seemed reluctant to post but who obviously follows the collaborations of the wordies...Similar to your "homework"?
There were 20 in all...
The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
We must polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
When shot at the dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
After a number of injections, my jaw got number.
Upon seeing a tear in the wallpaper, I shed a tear.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
How can I intimate this to my most intimate friends?





Tu
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#1581 - 05/08/00 06:50 AM Re: Part words spelled the same...
tututu Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
Ah and would I love to hear you speak these "uras"...though I can only dream of how they sound.

Tu
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Tu

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#1582 - 05/08/00 07:15 AM Re: Schoolwork
tututu Offline
stranger

Registered: 04/03/00
Posts: 23
Loc: Bellingham, WA USA
The indication that I meant Twain rather than Tutu was not intentional.
Tutu is Hawaiian for Grandmother.
My children and friends call me Tu.
My grandchildren and their friends call me Tutu.
My great grandchildren call me Tututu.
Tsuwm calls me Tutututu (attributes that to a stutter)
One emailer calls me A Ballerina and a half.
I prefer the Twain reference in all these.
Thank you,
Tu....(Note the spell check indicates tub as a substitute for Tu) :-(


Tu
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