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Aran
10-24-2001, 08:29 PM
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.

Thantos
10-24-2001, 08:54 PM
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 :)

oskilian
10-24-2001, 11:45 PM
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

Thantos
10-25-2001, 01:02 AM
DOH!!!!!!
I remember them now. Geez I can't believe I forgot that.
Thanks

rick barclay
10-25-2001, 07:19 AM
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.

rick barclay

adrianxw
10-25-2001, 07:25 AM
http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary

Aran
10-25-2001, 03:24 PM
actually, i think a homophone is a pair of words that are spelt diferent and said the same... whatev.

rick barclay
10-25-2001, 03:36 PM
homophone == same sound, different meaning and spelling
homonym == same sound and spelling, different meaning.

Thanks, Adrian.

rick barclay

Aran
10-25-2001, 04:24 PM
homonym example:
tare - balancing a scale to 0.
tare - to rip

oskilian
10-25-2001, 05:46 PM
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