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Philkon  (Level: 268.8 - Posts: 474)
Sun, 21st May '06 10:18 PM


What do these words have in common?

lima - nice - junker - polish - august - degas - job - natal - rainier - said

Larrybus  (Level: 307.1 - Posts: 383)
Sun, 21st May '06 10:36 PM

WIth their first letters capitalized, they're all proper nouns - place names, first and last names and a language.

Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Mon, 22nd May '06 4:35 PM

I do not remember the specific term for it, but they can all be pronounced in two different ways, each way having a different definition.

Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Mon, 22nd May '06 4:44 PM

Let's see if I can figure these all out though..

lima - a bean Lima - capital of Peru
nice - pleasant Nice - city in France
junker - old car Don't know what the other junker is
polish - like polishing shoes Polish - as in Poland
August - the month Don't know what the other august is
Degas - a painter degas - to let the gas out
job - employment Job - from the bible
natal - pertaining to birth Dont' know the other natal
rainier - lots of rain Rainier - Mountain I think
said - spoken Don't know the other said

Opiated  (Level: 181.2 - Posts: 18)
Tue, 23rd May '06 10:00 AM

Their pronunciation changes when they are capitalized, as well as their meanings changing?

Lulise  (Level: 32.2 - Posts: 248)
Tue, 23rd May '06 11:39 AM

They are also called heteronyms, like how I stated above.

Heteronym: one of two or more homographs (as in a BASS voice and BASS, a fish) that differ in pronunciation and meaning

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