19.2253, FYI: Heterographic Homophones

Tue Jul 15 17:18:14 UTC 2008

LINGUIST List: Vol-19-2253. Tue Jul 15 2008. ISSN: 1068 - 4875.

Subject: 19.2253, FYI: Heterographic Homophones

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Date: 07-Jul-2008
From: Jennifer Bloomquist < jbloomqu at gettysburg.edu >
Subject: Heterographic Homophones


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Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 13:16:59
From: Jennifer Bloomquist [jbloomqu at gettysburg.edu]
Subject: Heterographic Homophones
E-mail this message to a friend:

Hello all,

A friend, Harvey Mudd at NIH, has asked me to post to our discussion board
on his behalf.  For the past 8 years, he has been collecting heterographic
homophones (such as week/weak). The list began as an assignment his
granddaughter was given in middle school and has grown to 890 pairs,
excluding ''proper nouns.''  He and I are both very interested in finding
out how many more there might be and were hoping that my fellow linguists
would find completing the list a worthy challenge.  

Harvey is in the process of creating a webpage for the list but if anyone
is interested before I can send the link, please email me at
jbloomqu at gettysburg.edu.


Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography


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