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Title: Society for Pure English, Tract 2, on English Homophones Author: Robert Bridges Release Date: December 1, 2004 [EBook #14227] Language: English Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1 *** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK SOCIETY FOR PURE ENGLISH, *** Produced by David Starner, William Flis and the PG Online Distributed Proofreading Team. Transcriber’s Note: Phonetic characters are represented by the following symbols: [e] = upside-down -e- = schwa [er] = italicized inverted -e- = r-colored schwa [a] = lower-case alpha [o] = open -o- (appears as upside-down -c-) = open-mid back rounded vowel [ng] = -eng- character = velar nasal [n.] = -n- with inferior dot = devoiced -n- [=u] = -u- with macron [s] = -esh- (or long -s-) character = voiceless palatoalveolar (or postalveolar) fricative [z] = -ezh- (or -yogh-) character = voiced palatoalveolar (or postalveolar) fricative [ts] = t + -esh- = voiceless palatoalveolar (or postalveolar) affricate [dz] = d + -ezh- = voiced palatoalveolar (or postalveolar) affricate _S.P.E._ _TRACT NO.
II_ ON ENGLISH HOMOPHONES BY ROBERT BRIDGES MDCCCCXIX * * * * * Sat Apr 01 05:55:03 2017 2 ENGLISH HOMOPHONES [Sidenote: Definition of homophone.] When two or more words different in origin and signification are pronounced alike, whether they are alike or not in their spelling, they are said to be homophonous, or homophones of each other.
Such words if spoken without context are of ambiguous signification. Homophone is strictly a relative term, but it is convenient to use it absolutely, and to call any word of this kind a homophone.[1] [Footnote 1: ...

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