Triple Homonyms site

Beverly Flanigan flanigan at OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU
Tue Nov 27 21:00:33 UTC 2001

An interesting site, yes, but totally unaware and/or unaccepting of dialect
variation!  Note the "rules" section, refusing anything but "standard
American" (as in broadcasters' speech).  Thus, they refuse "pore/pour/poor"
homophony, as well as "basis/bases/basses" and "knot/nought/not"
(homophones in the North Midland).  We should all write in and protest!

At 04:57 PM 11/21/01 -0500, you wrote:
>It all depends on your pronunciation, I guess, but it's still an interesting
>page of triple homonyms.
>Grant Barrett
>gbarrett at
>New York Loves You Back

Beverly Olson Flanigan         Department of Linguistics
Ohio University                     Athens, OH  45701
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