homographs


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homographs

words that are spelled identically but may or may not share a pronunciation, such as sow (so) meaning to scatter seed, and sow (sou) meaning an adult female swine
Not to be confused with:
homonym – a word the same as another in sound and spelling but different in meaning such as light, meaning either illumination or of little weight
homophones – words that sound alike whether or not they are spelled differently: holy and wholly
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You need to know a little about hot-type printing and homographs to understand it.
Think of homographs, words that have the same spelling but more than one pronunciation ("bow and arrow" vs.
Instead, because there are four homographs, not just two, a second clue is offered, using the other pair.
A useful resource for investigating the relation of similarly spelled words in Shakespeare's early works is the list of homographs provided by Marvin Spevack in his foundational Shakespeare Concordance.
Another example is the tracing of the distinction between the homographs [.sup.kus][dam.sub.2]-ga "leather strap" and kus [dag.sub.2]-ga "cleaned hides" (p.
Morphological decomposition in reading hebrew homographs. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45, 717-738.
Collection of norms on words has long been used in Psychology to estimate measures like frequency of written material occurrence (Kucera & Francis, 1967; Thorndike & Lorge, 1944); semantic categories (Battig & Montague, 1969); imageability, concreteness and meaningfulness (Paivio, Yuille & Madigan, 1968); and, association to homographs (Kausler & Kollasch, 1970).
(42) The same applies to Croatian homographs (e.g., obaviti 'accomplish' and obaviti 'wrap' are not distinguished).