1. Radius's Avatar
    Try not to get banned now.

    Chase
    Cracker
    07-05-10 12:09 PM
  2. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    Homonym - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    In linguistics, a homonym is, in the strict sense, one of a group of words that share the same spelling and the same pronunciation but have different meanings (in other words, are both homographs and homophones),[1] usually as a result of the two words having different origins. The state of being a homonym is called homonymy.

    Examples of pairs of homonyms are stalk (part of a plant) and stalk (follow/harass a person), and left (opposite of right) and left (past tense of leave).

    In a looser non-technical sense, the term "homonym" can be used to refer to words that share the same spelling irrespective of pronunciation, or share the same pronunciation irrespective of spelling in other words, they are homographs or homophones.[1] In this sense, pairs such as row (propel with oars) and row (argument), and read (peruse) and reed (waterside plant), would also be homonyms.
    A distinction may be made between "true" homonyms, which are unrelated in origin, such as skate (glide on ice) and skate (the fish), and polysemous homonyms, or polysemes, which have a shared origin, such as mouth (of a river) and mouth (of an animal).[2][3]

    Finger.
    07-05-10 02:47 PM
  3. Radius's Avatar
    Just had to get all technical didn't you?

    balls
    07-05-10 02:56 PM
  4. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I figured I wouldn't be the only person who forgot what a homonym is.

    Crack. (has at least 5 meanings)
    Last edited by LazyStarGazer; 07-05-10 at 04:23 PM.
    07-05-10 04:21 PM
  5. Radius's Avatar
    I figured I wouldn't be the only person who forgot what a homonym is.

    Crack. (has at least 5 meanings)
    Whoa, there's a challenge, who can post a homonym with the most alternate meanings?

    Lemmie give this some thought...
    07-05-10 11:29 PM
  6. jlb21's Avatar
    Kitty.......
    07-06-10 08:06 AM
  7. xxxxpradaxxxx's Avatar
    Suck

    10char

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    07-06-10 08:21 AM
  8. dagda1's Avatar
    I thought a homonym was like to too two.

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    07-06-10 08:27 AM
  9. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    I thought a homonym was like to too two.

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    Homophone


    Apparently, those are homophones!

    From Wiki:
    A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too. Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and homonyms.[1] Homophones that are spelled differently are also called heterographs. The term "homophone" may also apply to units longer or shorter than words, such as phrases, letters or groups of letters that are pronounced the same as another phrase, letter or group of letters.

    The word derives from the Greek homo- (ὁμο-), "same", and phōnḗ (φωνή), "voice, utterance". The opposite is heterophones: similar, but not phonetically identical words that have the same meaning.

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    Last edited by LazyStarGazer; 07-06-10 at 11:07 AM.
    07-06-10 11:03 AM
  10. jlb21's Avatar
    Football......
    07-06-10 11:30 AM
  11. SterlingArcher's Avatar
    freakin close minded homophobes
    07-06-10 12:07 PM
  12. xxxxpradaxxxx's Avatar
    Auditing!

    10char
    07-06-10 12:13 PM
  13. trucky's Avatar
    air
    heir
    err
    ere
    are
    e'er
    07-06-10 12:16 PM
  14. Radius's Avatar
    *****

    ... it is not obscene, trust me.
    07-06-10 12:54 PM
  15. Tech_Nomad's Avatar
    Here are a few..

    Pass
    Fair
    Polish (except this is a heteronym)

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    07-06-10 01:37 PM
  16. dragonsamus's Avatar
    Bend.

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    07-06-10 01:46 PM
  17. LazyStarGazer's Avatar
    *****
    .......

    Edit: Stupid filters.

    Fine. Instead, I'll post 'key'.
    Last edited by LazyStarGazer; 07-06-10 at 04:21 PM.
    07-06-10 04:17 PM
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