You need to know a little about hot-type printing and homographs
to understand it.
The targets were one-syllable homographs
divided into 20 sets of 5 each.
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).