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homophone

a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another
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Studies demonstrate that when a word or phrase it homophonous in several languages, and has different meanings in each register, a multilingual person experiences a merging of connotations and representations of that sound (or textual representation of the sound) in the mind.
The average word frequency for 2,260 original words in homophonous sets is 1,624, and that for 2,659 source words is 1,085.
The second item involves the Hebrew reception of the bit of speculative philology with respect to the homophonous Akkadian words era.
In discussing illocutionary adverbials such as seriously, frankly, and confidentially, Wilson and Sperber argue that since these adverbials can be used as comments on the basic proposition (higher-level explicatures), the fact that they have homophonous content forms ("He spoke to her frankly") is support for the illocutionary adverbials being conceptual, not procedural, expressions.
Lexically well-stocked, syntactically unconstrained and marked by a sharp pronunciation--orthography asymmetry (the consequence of the pre-Elizabethan phonological changes, namely the Great Vowel Shift), English proved especially conducive to homonymous, homophonous and paronymous punning structures, all present in the examined corpus.
whereas <-ai> is pronounced [-aj]; moreover, many educated T(h)ai feel reticent about the Romanized form tai, this word being almost homophonous with [[ta:j].
Judging from the rhyme, the two forms ought to have been homophonous.
To reconstruct finite aorist passives *ahayi, adi is unnecessary (the former would have been homophonous with (vi) hayi from ha- 'to leave behind' AV +).
The exception is when le appears sentence-final, where it is printed as a separate morpheme, after a space (as the homophonous le mood particle also is).
Ithaca: Spoken Language Services, 1994), 135, under a different yet homophonous root jdd 2.
This was done because the full infinitive (citation) form of these verbs would contain the reflexive pronoun zich, which is homophonous with the 3rd person plural reflexive pronoun.
These two homophonous graphs are interchangeable; see Gao Heng [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], Guzi tongjia huidian [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (Ji'nan: Qi Lu shushe, 1989), 749.