sleigh/slay -- Is there a term for such a pair?

Mark A Mandel mam at THEWORLD.COM
Wed Nov 27 00:17:40 UTC 2002

On Tue, 26 Nov 2002, Jesse Sheidlower wrote:

#On Tue, Nov 26, 2002 at 09:39:10AM -0600, Gerald Cohen wrote:
#>   I received the query below. Can anyone help?  The answer is not
#> "homonym," for which both spelling and pronunciation must be
#> identical, e.g. "quail" nn. and "quail" verb).
#I believe _homophone_ is the usual term for words pronounced
#the same but spelled differently.

How standardized is that definition of "homonym"?

-- Mark A. Mandel

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