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Transcript of Homographs
- "same" Meaning: What are the two meanings of: -Graphos - Greek combining word
- "something drawn or written" Hmmm....what could the word mean? HOMOGRAPH A word written
but still different! Origin: Pronunciation: http://dictionary.reference.com
http://www.brighthub.com/education/k-12/articles/58500.aspx 1. 2. 3. Homographs have different meanings or definitions! Homographs are spelled the same, but can be pronounced the same or differently! Homographs have different origins! Punch: Punch: 1350–1400; Middle English; punchen (v.) 1625–35; Hindu; panch (noun) sewer bow content desert produce Sources: sink evening lead minute bass agape With some homographs, you can look at the stress placed on different syllables to see how they are pronounced differently:
AD-dress (noun) versus to ad-DRESS (verb)
RE-bel (noun) versus to re-BEL (verb)
Normally, the nouns will have a stress on the first syllable while the verbs have a stress on the second syllable! Let's not get confused! Homo-graph: Homo-nym: Hetero-nym: sounds the same, but different meanings (regardless of spelling) spelled the same, but different meanings (regardless of pronunciation) a type of homograph that also sounds different a word can be a homograph and a homonym, and a heteronym is a type of homograph! sound: same
spelling: same OR different EXAMPLES: pair and pear fair and fair I have such a fit
When these words don’t fit!
Like when all through the spring
All the deer jump and spring,
And the lions feel they might
Want to show their strength and might,
When the monkeys swing
From a vine like a swing,
And the roar of the bear
Is too loud for me to bear,
And I can’t try to pet one,
since it’s not a pet!
I’m not trying to be mean,
But what do these words mean?