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Homonyms and Homographs

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Pam Piovesan

on 25 September 2013

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Transcript of Homonyms and Homographs

Homonyms and Homographs
Homonym...... is that like a Homophone?
What's the difference?
What you may already know is that there are homophones, homonyms AND homographs! Confused yet? It's okay, once you start writing, reading and listening to others, it becomes quite simple! This lesson is about homonyms and homographs, but let's learn about homonyms first.
Homonyms are words that are spelled and pronounced the same, but have a different meaning.
This wind is blowing in the window.

I like to wind my music box.
My dog is
on the floor.

Is that girl
to her mother?
The word lying is the homonym. Same spelling, same pronunciation but different meaning in these two sentences.
Homographs are words that are spelled the same,
but are pronounced differently with different meanings.
The word wind is the homograph. Same spelling, but different pronunciation and meaning in these two sentences.
homo = same
graph (think of a graph as having more data = more differences.

homo = same
nym = name
Same name,
same spelling,
different meaning.

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