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homophone

a written letter or combination of letters that represents the same speech sound as another
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In addition to ti: 'who?' and tu: 'what?', Upper Necaxa has the interrogatives xa: 'where?' and xa:ksni 'when?', the former but not the later also being homophonous with the corresponding relativizer.
the One Ring of Sauron) becomes Isildur's zaixing, "star of ill-fortune" or "unlucky star." The star image is strong in that line, not just because zaixing is literally star (or comet) of ill-fortune but also because in Chinese "star" and "wake" are homophonous, and the phonetic component of the character xing (wake) is the character xing (star), so there's a nice poetic echo there in the Chinese.
The word "Gollum" is homophonous with Golem, a Hebrew word which most likely meant "unformed, amorphous" (Gunning 323).
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.
In this sense, "triads are homophonous diamorphs: one sound, two forms" (p.
Consider the following pairs, in which the phonemes are homophonous, but the degree of time spent on the juncture articulations serves to identify one or the other:
For instance, tetrads of elements and building configurations that resemble the ideograph for the number four ([??]) are considered unlucky, since the pronunciation of the word "four" in some dialects is nearly homophonous with the word "death."
object, on both semantic and geographical grounds, to Bourciez's proposal to derive -ne from the homophonous Latin interrogative particle (325-326).
Some preliminary results supporting an early parsing were obtained from Brazilian 18 month olds preferential looking, when presented to homophonous words in different syntactic contexts (Olha!
Mamodic is nearly homophonous to the Gullah male name Mamadi found in Turner (1949).