What do language professionals call words spelled the same but pronounced differently? 
Posted: 11 March 2017 02:34 PM   [ Ignore ]
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What do language professionals call words spelled the same but pronounced differently?

A respiratory therapist, an ESL student from Poland, says there are lists of these circulating. 

The bandage was wound around the wound.
The farm was used to produce produce.
The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

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Posted: 11 March 2017 04:21 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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These words are homophones, but not homographs.

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Posted: 11 March 2017 07:16 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m afraid you’ve got it backwards, OP.  They are homographs (graph=writing) but not homophones (phone = sound).

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Posted: 11 March 2017 10:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Dr. Techie - 11 March 2017 07:16 PM

I’m afraid you’ve got it backwards, OP.  They are homographs (graph=writing) but not homophones (phone = sound).

Also more precisely: They are Heteronyms, a type of homograph that are also spelled the same and have different meanings, but sound different.: Homographs are spelled the same, have different meanings, but can also sound the same. Homonyms are just a bigger category of which homographs are a part.

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Posted: 11 March 2017 11:56 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Pardon me, misread the OP.

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