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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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