homophones are cool

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    homophones are cool

    Oskilian originally wrote:

    I guess homophones are cool, why don't you start a thread about it (seriously).

    Oskilian
    here you go.

    And the topic was made, and the people did rejoice and feast upon apples and strawberries, and coconuts, and assorted breakfast serials, and pir8ed software... wait... neverming.

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    Ok forgive my lack of knowledge on this subject but what the heck is a homophone. I've got some really bad ideas that I don't want to share

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    well, there is no such thing as a homophone (in singular)

    but a set of homophones are some words that dound very-alike, but have complete different meanings

    such as

    poll-pole
    bear-bare

    or more like that

    Oskilian

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    DOH!!!!!!
    I remember them now. Geez I can't believe I forgot that.
    Thanks

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    I don't have a dictionary handy, but shouldn't you be calling them
    homonyms? I think homophones are object gay people use to
    talk to one another over long distances, but I could be wrong.

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    actually, i think a homophone is a pair of words that are spelt diferent and said the same... whatev.

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    homophone == same sound, different meaning and spelling
    homonym == same sound and spelling, different meaning.

    Thanks, Adrian.

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    Last edited by rick barclay; 10-25-2001 at 04:42 PM.
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    homonym example:
    tare - balancing a scale to 0.
    tare - to rip

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    give another example, I don't hear that word everyday.


    and by the way, I think that two homonyms don't have to sound alike, I have an example, but it's in spanish, so you wouldn't understand it..


    Oskilian

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