Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. The Grammar Goddess
    Guest
    #1

    Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Curious to know if there's a third category for words that are NOT pronounced the same, are spelled the same, and have different meanings. A word such as wind (blowing in the wind, to wind a clock) does not seem to be either a homophone nor a homonym.

    Thoughts? Am I missing something here?

    Thanks!

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Grammar Goddess
    Curious to know if there's a third category for words that are NOT pronounced the same, are spelled the same, and have different meanings. A word such as wind (blowing in the wind, to wind a clock) does not seem to be either a homophone nor a homonym.

    Thoughts? Am I missing something here?

    Thanks!
    Homograph
    One of two or more words that have the same spelling (i.e. graphics) but differ in origin, meaning, and sometimes pronunciation, such as fair (pleasing in appearance) and fair (market) or wind [wInd] and wind [waind].

    SOURCE: OneLook on-line Dictionary

    :D

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Nov 2002
    • Posts: 44,222
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3


    • Join Date: Jun 2008
    • Posts: 1
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Smile Re: Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Hiya
    I think your orignal query is quite old but regarding the homonyms and homophones with the word wind - blowing in and wind - up the clock. This word is a homograph i.e. spelt the same but does not sound the same. Another example is bow - tie and bow - accept applause.
    Enjoy your day.
    Grenville


    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 577
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Homophones, Homonyms, and ?


    Hi Grenville, welcome to the forums!
    It's not a good idea to answer queries that old, especially if the are already answered.

    If you have a question, on the other hand, do post it on the Ask A Teacher forum - or any other if appropriate, for that matter.

    Regards,
    Ivan.

  3. BobK's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK

    • Join Date: Jul 2006
    • Posts: 15,854
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #6

    Re: Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post

    Hi Grenville, welcome to the forums!
    It's not a good idea to answer queries that old, especially if the are already answered.

    If you have a question, on the other hand, do post it on the Ask A Teacher forum - or any other if appropriate, for that matter.

    Regards,
    Ivan.
    You're right Ivan, but as it happens Grenville's example is OK. It might have appeared already, but in case it hasn't - it's OK.

    b


    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 577
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #7

    Re: Homophones, Homonyms, and ?

    Gotcha!

Similar Threads

  1. Words that sound alike, but are spelled differently?
    By Anonymous in forum Frequently Asked Questions
    Replies: 39
    Last Post: 06-Jul-2009, 23:12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •