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Homonym

  1. 1. 1. 6. knows, nose flour, flower2. horse, hoarse 7. aunt, ant3. ring, wring 8. meat, meet4. pale, pail 9. hair, hare5. plane, plain 10. sent, cent I, eye6. 12. bawl, ball
  2. 2. Homonyms Homonyms are wordswhich are identical in soundand spelling or at least in oneof those aspects in theirmeaning. Traditionally, thereare three types of homonyms.
  3. 3.  Homonyms proper: Words that have the same spelling and same pronunciation, but different meanings. Example: I hope you are not lying to me. My books are lying on the table. Homographs: Words that have the same spelling, but different pronunciations and meanings. Example: The dove is a white bird. He dove into the pool Homophones: Words that have the same pronunciation, but different spelling and different meanings. Example: Please try not to (waste, waist) paper.
  4. 4. Some linguists classified homonyms intotwo larger classes: - Full homonyms - Partial homonyms1. Full lexical homonyms: to found – found /past form of find/ to lay – lay /past form of lie/2. Complex lexico-grammatical partialhomonyms: left/right/ - left/to leave/ rose(n) – rose(v.to win)3. Partial lexixal homonyms: to can (canned) – can (could)
  5. 5. Homonyms Homophones Homographs Same spelling,multiple meaning words Words that sound alike different pronunciation, different meaningsthe spruce tree... addition for math desert = abandonto spruce up... edition of a book desert = area of land I want to gosuit yourself... bass = fish I like it toowore a suit... bass = instrument One plus one is twoweigh on the scale... capitol building close = nearbyscale the wall... state capital close = to shut

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