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    night/knight

    I think that it sounds the same.

    I mean "\ˈnīt\" in AmE or \naɪt\ in BrE. Am I right?

    Is it true that without the context or more additional words, it's impossible to distinguish between these two words?

    For example, if I say the name of a topic, poem etc. with this one word

    "Knight" or "Night" <- e.g. it is the title of a poem

    And you don't know what this poem is about, is it impossible to find out if you are talking about the part of the day or about the a warrior with a sword?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: night/knight

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    I think that it sounds the same.

    I mean "\ˈnīt\" in AmE or \naɪt\ in BrE. Am I right?

    Is it true that without the context or more additional words, it's impossible to distinguish between these two words?

    For example, if I say the name of a topic, poem etc. with this one word

    "Knight" or "Night" <- e.g. it is the title of a poem

    And you don't know what this poem is about, is it impossible to find out if you are talking about the part of the day or about the a warrior with a sword?

    Thanks in advance.
    The words are pronounced the same, so naturally your assumptions are correct.
    Have a good knight now.


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    Re: night/knight

    Quote Originally Posted by thx0110 View Post
    I think that it sounds the same.

    I mean "\ˈnīt\" in AmE or \naɪt\ in BrE. Am I right?

    Is it true that without the context or more additional words, it's impossible to distinguish between these two words?

    For example, if I say the name of a topic, poem etc. with this one word

    "Knight" or "Night" <- e.g. it is the title of a poem

    And you don't know what this poem is about, is it impossible to find out if you are talking about the part of the day or about the a warrior with a sword?
    Thanks in advance.
    According to Longman Pronunciation Dictionary, the pronunication of Knight is exactly same as that of Night.


    knight, K~ naɪt (= night)


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    Re: night/knight

    Man:The night is coming!

    Arthur:Yeah, he is the best knight in Camelot...
    :)


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    Re: night/knight

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    Man:The night is coming!

    Arthur:Yeah, he is the best knight in Camelot...
    :)


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    Re: night/knight

    Hi, this is my first time on this interesting forum. This words seem to have the same pronunciation, I thik.

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