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    Is there a word for

    , if any, words that share the same pronounciation but have different spellings and/or unrelated meanings.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Is there a word for

    Quote Originally Posted by NearThere View Post
    , if any, words that share the same pronounciation but have different spellings and/or unrelated meanings.

    Thanks in advance
    you'll be referring to a rhetoric figure called antanaclasis, where one single word is repeated , each time with a different meaning

    hope this is what you wanted to know

    this has proved to be quite helpful
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    Re: Is there a word for

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    well, there' d be antanaclasis, where one single word is repeated , each time with a different meaning

    hope this is what you wanted to know
    Thanks Beas, I followed the link and read some of the article, and hell it's funny.

    But that's not quite what I'm looking for and now I'm not sure if there's such a thing in English. In Chinese, a number of different characters have (or has?) the same pronounciation but each character (or word) has its own independent meaning. I have to explain that to people who are interested in learning Chinese. Is there a word of these kind of words in English? so I don't have to explain the whole sha-bang (spelling?)

    Thanks

    NT

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    Re: Is there a word for

    Quote Originally Posted by NearThere View Post
    In Chinese, a number of different characters have (or has?) the same pronounciation but each character (or word) has its own independent meaning. I have to explain that to people who are interested in learning Chinese. Is there a word of these kind of words in English? so I don't have to explain the whole sha-bang (spelling?)

    NT
    are we talking about homophones here?

    'so' 'sew'
    'allowed' 'aloud'
    'bear' 'bare'

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    Re: Is there a word for

    Hi NT
    Do you mean something like Their and There? If so I am sure there are loads. Perhaps between us we can come up with them. Will have a think and come back unless anyone else wants to help?
    Stilo
    Last edited by Stilo; 28-Mar-2008 at 13:10. Reason: typo again

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    Re: Is there a word for

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    are we talking about homophones here?

    'so' and 'sew'
    Beascarpetta is right here.

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    Re: Is there a word for

    Quote Originally Posted by beascarpetta View Post
    are we talking about homophones here?

    'so' 'sew'
    'allowed' 'aloud'
    'bear' 'bare'
    right on!

    so that's it, isn't it. I haven't looked it up yet, but it looks good to me.


    thanks a lot

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    Re: Is there a word for

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    Hi NT
    Do you mean something like Their and There? If so I am sure there are loads. Perhaps between us we can come up with them. Will have a think and come back unless anyone else whats to help?
    Stilo
    Stilo, how are you?

    Thanks for trying. How about homophones, does that sound right. As of now, I haven't looked it up. maybe I should.

    Thanks
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    Re: Is there a word for

    Thank you guys.

    If you ever have a question about Chinese langauge, just give me a holler.

    Thanks
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    Re: Is there a word for

    Near There I am fine.
    Sorry I thought you were actually looking for the words that sound the same but have different meanings.That maybe useful to some other, less advanced,students. I havn't come across the word homophones but let us know if that is correct.
    Can you come up with other homophonic words?
    Regards Stilo

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