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#148051 - 09/19/05 09:16 AM homonyms
I was surprised at the definition offered on Sep. 19 for homonym. A quick perusal of internet dictionaries leads me to the definition I've always used: words that sound alike regardless of spelling.
If homonym means words of the same sound and spelling, what word is used to indicate words of the same sound and different spelling?
#148052 - 09/19/05 09:41 AM Re: homonyms
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Welcome, kc. Faldage posted his expert knowledge on this here:
P'raps he can expand on it a bit, if he will?
#148053 - 09/19/05 08:05 PM Re: homonyms
P'raps he can expand on it a bit
Oh, I dunno. I couln't a said it better myself. Oh, wait, I did say it myself.
#148054 - 09/20/05 04:11 PM Re: homonyms
I believe your definition is of the word is homophone -- two or more words that sound alike but differ in spelling and in meaning, e.g., some and sum. Homonym is used to describe one of two or more words with the same sound that may have the same spelling, but differ in meaning. Homophones are therefore a subset of homonyms.
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