Thursday, January 3, 2008

23. Homophones/Homographs +More

Homophones (words that sound alike but differ in spelling and meaning), are just a great chance for ESL-Students to pick up those groups of side by side arranged words from scratch. That´s a huge advantage unlike native speakers who learn these words divided and by listening. So take the chance. You´ll also learn the pronunciation of new words by recognizing their consonance, and with it you´ll get a better "feeling" for the "burden" of English pronunciation :-). There are a lot of similar pronounced words with small but important differences as well, but that´s another challenge. For the contentious term "Homonym" go to, it pays.

An English HomophonesDictionary
(scroll down)

Homophones AND confused words

With sample sentences, partly with audio


Alan Cooper´s Homonyms with definitions

About 300 Homophones

Plain List
Plain List

Plain List

Homographs + Heteronyms
A Homograph is a word that has the same spelling (look alike) as another word but with a different meaning
(Heteronyms are Homographs with different pronunciation)

Huge Heteronym Directory + Pronunciaton

List of selected English Homographs + samples

The Heteronym Page with Pronunciation

Prof. Sally Kuhlenschmidt´s Collection
Homographs in the same sentence.
! "He said that he ate jam in a traffic jam" ;-)

That´s a very interesting approach to the topic:
Homographic concordances and collocations

Version 1
Version 2

Semantics: Homographs

Antagonyms (Words with opposite meanings)

Needless repetitions as "overused cliché" ?


Interesting Spies

? More like that:
> From the author so-called: Past "Tenses":
>Past Simple I went
>Past Emphatic I did go
>Past progressive I was going
>Past Perfect I had gone
>Past Perfect Progressive I had been going

Past Necessitive I had to go
Past Usitative I used to go
Past Intentional I was going to go
Past Potential I might have gone
Past Potential Progressive I might have been going
Past Potential Necessitive I might have had to go
Past Potential Intentional I might have been going to go
Past Perfect Intentional I had been going to go
Past Perfect Necessitive I had had to go
Past Usitative Necessitive I used to have to go
Past Habilitative I could go
Past Contrahabilitative I could have gone
Past Conditional I would go
Past Contraconditional I would have gone