Homophones

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TRADITIONAL SPELLING

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A

abis, abís

abbess, abyss

absrdist, absŕdist

absurdest, absurdist

adz, ádz, a̋dz

adds, ads (= advertisements, inf.), adze (= tool)

alǎd, alaud

aloud, allowed

an, Án

an, Ann(e)

anc̣rît, ánc̣rît

anchorite, ankerite

aṇlist, áṇlist

analyst, annalist

ǎr, aur

our, hour

arc, ārc

arc, ark

asnt, asent

assent, ascent

ayn, îon

iron, ion

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B

bǎ, bau

bow (= bend), bough

ba,

baa, bah

bad, bád

bad, bade

bāmi, barmi

balmy, barmy (inf.)

band, bánd

band, banned

bǎnd, baund

bound (n., and v. other than pp.), bound (pp.)

banz, bánz

bans, banns

barc, bārc, bàrc

bark (of a dog), bark (of a tree), barque (arch.)

bard, bàrd

bard, barred

baṛn, báṛn

barren, baron

basc, básc

bask, basque

bat, bát

bat (all meanings other than →), bat (the flying mammal)

be, bei

bay, bey

bêl, beil

bale, bail

bel, bél

bell, belle

ber, bér

bear, bare

beri, béri, Be̋ri

bury, berry, Bury

bes, beis

base, bass

best, bêst

based, baste

bêt, beit

bait, bate (arch.)

, b

bee, be

, bai

by/bye, buy

bīć, bìć

beach, beech

bil, bíl

bill (= beak), bill (= invoice)

bild, bíld

build, billed

bîr, bayr

byre, buyer

bir, bír

beer, bier

bit, bít

bit (all meanings except →), bit (= cutting or restraining implement)

bît, bait, báit

bite, byte, bight

bīt, bìt

beet, beat

bītl, Bìtl, bȉtl

beetle, Beatle, betel

bizar, bzar

bizarre, bazaar

bloc, blóc

block, bloc

blond, blónd

blond, blonde

blu, blù

blue, blew

bludd, bludid

blooded, bloodied

bn, bīn

been, bean

bo, bou

bow (and arrow), beau

bōl, bȍl

ball, bawl

bol, boul

bowl, bole

bold, bǒld

bold, bowled

bōld, bòld, bȍld

balled, bald, bawled

boldr, bǒldr

bolder, boulder

bor, bōr, bòr

boar, bore (meanings other than at →), bore (past tense of “bear”)

bordr, bōrdr

border, boarder

born, bòrn, bōrn

born, borne, bourne (arch.)

bos, bós, bős

boss (= someone in charge), boss (= protuberance), boss (= calf)

brǎz, brauz

brows, browse

brec, breic

break, brake

bred, bréd

bread, bred

brêd, breid

braid, brayed

brgr, bŕgr

burgher, burger

brīć, brìć

breach, breech

brîdl, braidl

bridal, bridle

Britn, Brítn

Britain, Briton

brîtn, Braitn

brighten, Brighton

brn, Bŕn

burn, Bern

brʈ, bŕʈ

birth, berth

brūd, brùd

brood, brewed

brūt, brùt

brute, bruit (arch.)

bur, Bụr

boor, Boer

bust, búst

bust, bussed

būt, bùt

boot (footwear), boot (in car)

, boi

boy, buoy

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C

cadi, cádi

caddy, caddie

cann, cánn

canon, cannon

cǎnsl, caunsl

counsel, council

canvs, cánvs

canvas, canvass

capitl, cápitl

capital, capitol

caṛt, cáṛt

carrot, caret

caś, cáś

cash, cache

casc, cásc

cask, casque

cast, cást

cast, caste

castr, cástr

caster, castor

ci,

key, quay

clīc, clìc

clique, cleek

clîm, claim

climb, clime

clu, clù

clue, clew

clwd, Clōd

clawed, Claude

cn, can, Cán

can (v.), can (n.), Cannes

coc, cóc, cőc

cock (male bird), cock (valve/penis), cock (hammer of gun)

cōl, còl

call, caul

Coḷsiym, Colisiym

Colosseum, Coliseum

complimnt, cómplimnt

compliment, complement

concr, cóncr

conquer, conker

cóp, cőp

cop, kop

copi, cópi

copy, koppie/kopje

cor, cōr

core, corps

cord, cōrd

cord, chord

cors, cōrs, còrs

course, coarse, corse

cort, còt

court, caught

crīc, crìc

creak, creek

c̣rāl, c̣ràl

chorale, corral

crb, cŕb

curb, kirb

crd, Cŕd

curd, Kurd

crnl, cŕnl

colonel, kernel

croc, cróc

crock, croc (inf.)

cru, crù

crew (= team of workers), crew (v.)

cu,

coo, coup

cuṛnt, cúṛnt

current, currant

cuzn, cúzn

cousin, cozen (lit.)

cwz, cōz

caws, cause

cy, cȳ, Cỳ

cue, queue, Kew

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Ć

ćǎ, ćau

ciao, chow

ćard, ćārd

charred, chard

ćec, ćéc, Ćeh

check, cheque, Czech

ćecr, ćécr

checker, chequer

ćest, ćeist

chased, chaste

ćili, Ćíli, ćilí

chilly, Chile, chilli

ćīp, ćìp

cheap, cheep

ću, ćù

chew, choo (inf.)

ćuf, ćúf

chough, chuff

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D

daid, dáid

died, dyed

dam, dám, da̋m

dam (water barrier), damn, dam (female parent of animal)

dǎn, daun

down (= below), down (= feathers)

dayñ, dáyñ

dying (= approaching death), dying (= applying a dye)

Deli, déli

Delhi, deli

Dên, dein

Dane, deign

depriveśn, depṛveśn

deprivation, depravation

Deric, déric

Derick, derrick

dêt, deit

date (specific day), date (fruit)

dez, dêz

days, daze

, dai

die, dye

dīl, dìl

deal (negotiate/ion), deal (wood)

dīmn, dìmn

demon, daemon

dir, dír

dear, deer

dîz, daiz

dies, dyes

dmen, dimen

domain, demesne

do, dou

doe, dough

dpoztri, dpoziṭri

depository, depositary

draft, dráft

draft, draught

dram, drám

dram, drachm

dre, drei

dray, drey

drouv, drov

drove (v.), drove (n.)

dscrit, dscrīt

discreet, discrete

dsnt, dsent

dissent, descent

duct, dúct

duct, ducked

dy, , Ju

due, dew, Jew

dyl, dȳl, juwl

dual, duel, jewel

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Đ

ɖr, ɖer

there, their

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E

ebl, Êbl

able, Abel

ed, eid

aid, aide

edi, Édi

eddy, Eddie

el, eil

ale, ail

er, ér, ẹr

air, heir, ere

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F

faɖr, farɖr

father, farther

fǎl, faul

foul, fowl

fan, fán

fan (re. currents of air), fan (enthusiast)

fe, fei

fey, fay

fên, fein, féin

feign, fain (arch.), fane (arch.)

fent, feint

faint, feint

fer, fér

fair, fare

fêz, feiz

phase, faze

fîl, fail

file, phial

fîn, fain

fine (good), fine (penalty)

fin, Fín

fin, Finn

finiś, Fíniś

finish, Finnish

fīt, fìt

feet, feat

flǎr, flaur

flower, flour

fler, flér

flare, flair

fli, flì

flee, flea

flo, flou

flow, floe

flt, felt

felt (v.), felt (n.)

flu, flù, flȕ

flu, flew, flue

fo, fou

foe, faux

fōn, fòn

fawn, faun

fort, fòt

fort, fought

fr, for, fōr

for, four, fore

, fr̋

fur, fir

frîr, frayr

friar, fryer

friz, frīz, frìz

frees, freeze, frieze

fy,

few, phew/whew

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G

gambl, gámbl

gamble, gambol

gej, geij

guage, gage

get, geit

gate, gait

gez, gêz

gays, gaze

, gai

Guy, guy

gîd, gaid

guide, guyed

gild, gíld

guild, gild

gilt, gílt

guilt, gilt

gîz, gaiz

guise, guys

gīzr, gìzr

geyser, geezer

gōl, Gòl

gall, Gaul

grǎnd, graund

ground (n.), ground (v.)

gret, greit

great, grate

grez, grêz

greys, graze

grīd, grìd

greed, gride (arch.)

g’rila, g’ríla

gorilla, guerrilla

grim, Grím

grim, Grimm

grīs, Grìs

grease, Greece

gron, groun

groan, grown

grosr, grǒsr

grocer, grosser

gst, gest

guest, guessed

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H

handl, Hándl

handle, Handel

hand-md, hanmeid

handmade, handmaid

hart, hārt

heart, hart

he, hei

hey, hay

hêl, heil

hail, hale

herǒin, hérǒin

heroin, heroine

, hai

high, hi (inf.)

hîd, haid, Háid

hide (conceal), hide (skin), Hyde

hīl, hìl

heal, heel

hîr, hayr

hire, higher

hir, hír

here, hear

him, hím

him, hymn

hoc, hóc

hoc (as in ad hoc), hock

hōl, hòl

hall, haul

hol, houl

whole, hole

holcommai, holi, houli

wholly, holy, holey

hor, hōr

whore, hoar

hord, hōrd

horde, hoard

hors, hōrs

horse, hoarse

hrd, hŕd

herd, heard

hy, , hỳ

hue, Hugh, hew

hymṛs, hȳmṛs

humorous, humerus

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I

I, î, ai

I, eye, aye

îdl, aidl

idle, idol

îl, ail

isle, aisle

ilisit, ilísit

illicit, elicit

iminnt, iṃnnt

imminent, immanent

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J

jam, jám

jam, jamb

Jefri, Jéfri

Jeffrey, Geoffrey

ji,

ghee, gee

jim, Jím

gym, Jim

jin, jín

gin, jinn

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L

lāma, làma

llama, lama

layñ, láyñ

lying ( down), lying (telling untruths)

led, léd

lead (metal), led

lêd, leid

lade, laid

lêdn, Leidn

laden, Leyden

lent, Lent, lént

lent, Lent, leant

lesn, lésn

lessen, lesson

let, lét

let (present tense), let (past tense)

levi, lévi

levy, levee

, lai, lái

lie (down), lie (untruth), lye

li,

lea, lee

līc, lìc

leak, leek

līć, lìć

leech, leach

lîcn, laicn

liken, lichen

licr, lícr

licker, liquor

līdz, Lìdz

leads, Leeds

līf, lìf

leaf, lief (arch.)

līn, lìn

lean, lien

lir, Lír

leer, Lear

lîr, layr

lyre, liar

līst, lìst

leased, least

lît, lait

light, lite

litṛl, lítṛl

literal, littoral

lîtnñ, lîṭnñ

lightning, lightening

lîz, laiz

lies (down), lies (untruths / tells untruths)

lod, loud, lǒd

load, lowed, lode

lof, louf

loaf (n.), loaf (v.)

lon, loun

lone, loan

lu, ,

loo (toilet – inf.), lieu, loo (old card game – arc.)

lūt, lùt

lute, loot

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M

manr, mánr

manner, manor

marc, mārc

mark, marque

marśl, mārśl

marshal, martial

martin, mārtin

martin, marten

masc, másc

mask, masque

masŕz, másŕz

masseurs, masseuse

mat, mát

mat, matt

md, meid

made, maid

medl, médl

medal, meddles

mel, meil

male, mail

mer, mẹr

mare, mayor

mes, més

mess (something untidy), mess (as in officers’ mess)

metl, métl

metal, mettle

mez, meiz

maze, maize

mīd, Mìd, mı̏d

mead, Mede, meed

mīli, mìli

mealy, mealie

mîn, main, máin

mine (of me), mine (under ground), mine (explosive)

mìn, mȉn, mīn

mean (petty, shabby), mien (appearance), mean (all other senses)

mînr, mainr

minor, miner

mist, míst

mist, missed

mīt, mìt, mȉt

meet, meat, mete

Mlez, mleiz

Malays, malaise

mn, mein, Mên

main, mane, Maine

mod, moud

mode, mowed

mon, moun

moan, mown

mornñ, mōrnñ

morning, mourning

mǒt, mout

moat, mote

mt, mît, mait

might (v.), might (n.), mite

mold, mould

mold/mould (form or shape), mold/mould (fungus)

mūd, mùd

mood, mooed

mumi, múmi

mummy (mother), mummy (preserved body)

mūs, mùs

moose, mousse

muslz, múslz

muscles, mussels

musṭd, mustrd

mustard, mustered

ḿz, myz

muse, mews

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N

nap, náp

nap, knap

Naś, náś

Nash, gnash

nǎt, naut

knout, nowt

ne, , nei

neigh, nay, née

ne̋l, Nél

knell, Nell

net, nét

net (n./v.), net (adj.)

nev, neiv

knave, nave

nevl, neivl

naval, navel

nīd, nìd, nı̏d

need, kneed, knead

Nîl, Nail

Nile, Niall

nīl, Nìl

kneel, Neal

nīp, nìp

neap, neep

nît, nait

night, knight

nit, nít

knit, nit

no,

no, know

nob, nób

knob, nob (inf.)

nōt, nòt

naught, nought

nt, nót

not, knot

ny, ń

new, knew

nz, nǒz

knows, nose

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O

o, ǒ

owe, oh

ō, ò

awe, aw

Ocm, oucm

Oakham, oakum

ǒd, oud

ode, owed

ol, ōl

all, awl

oltr, ōltr

alter, altar

or, ōr, òr

or, ore, oar

oṛl, ōṛl

oral, aural

òt, ōt

ought, aught

oum, om

ohm, om

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P

pact, páct

pact, packed

paic, pîc

pike (= fish), pike (= other meanings)

paḷt, palit, pálit

palate, pallet, palette

pām, pàm

palm (of hand), palm (tree)

past, pást

past, passed

pastl, pastil

pastel, pastille

patn, pátn

pattern, patten

pedl, pédl

pedal, peddle

pej, peij

page (of paper), page (servant)

pel, peil

pale, pail

pen, pên

pain, pane

per, pér, pe̋r

pair, pear, pare

pest, pêst

paste, paced

pi,

pea, pee (inf.)

, pai

pie, pi

pīc, pìc, pı̏c

peak, peek, pique

pijn, pijin

pigeon, pidgin

pīl, pìl

peel, peal

pir, pír

peer, pier

pīs, pìs

peace, piece

pīt, Pìt

peat, Pete

pitd, pitid

pitted, pitied

pled, pleid

plaid, played

plen, plein

plain, plane

ples, pleis

place, plaice

plet, pleit

plate, plait

plum, plúm

plum, plumb

pol, poul

pole, poll

por, pōr

pour, pore (comp. pur – poor)

porn, pōn, pòn

porn, pawn (chessman), pawn (pledge)

pot, pót

pot (container), pot (cannabis, inf.)

pre, prei

pray, prey

preid, préid

prayed, preyed

preyñ, préyñ

praying, preying

prez, prêz, preiz

prays, praise, preys

prîd, praid

pride, pried

prîmet, prîmit

primate (monkey), primate (archbishop)

prinsipl, prínsipl

principal, principle

prîz, praiz

prize, prise

profit, prófit

profit, prophet

pu,

poo (inf.), pooh

pwz, pōz

paws, pause

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Q

qorts, qōrts

quarts, quartz

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R

rap, ráp

rap, wrap

rapt, rápt, ra̋pt

rapt, wrapped, rapped

rec, réc

wreck, reck

reć, réć

wretch, retch

red, réd

red (adj.), read (v., past tense)

redi, rédi

ready, reddy

ren, rên, rein

rain, reign, rein

rent, rént

rent (lease etc.), rent (past tense of rend)

rep, reip

rape (sexual intercourse without consent), rape (plant)

res, rês

race (as in human race), race (as in horse race)

rest, rést

rest, wrest

rez, rêz, reiz

rays, raise, raze

, rai

rye, wry

rīc, rìc

wreak, reek

rīd, rìd, rı̏d

read (v.), reed, rede (arch.)

rigr, rígr

rigour, rigger

rīl, riyl

reel, real

rîm, raim

rhyme, rime

rît, rait, ráit

right, write/wright, rite

rīv, rìv

reeve, reave

, riñ

ring, wring

rn, ŕn

urn, earn

ro, rou, róu

row, roe, rho

rod, roud, róud

road, rode, rowed

rodz, Roudz

roads, Rhodes

rol, rǒl

roll, role

rom, Rǒm

roam, Rome

Rǒn, roun

Rhone, roan

rǒt, rout

rote, wrote

roz, rǒz, rouz

rows (of objects), rose (flower), rose (up)

rūd, rùd,rȕd

rude, rued, rood

ruf, rúf

rough, ruff

ruñ, rúñ

rung, wrung

rūt, rùt

root, route

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S

, sau

sow, sough

scul, scúl

skull, scull

sêl, seil

sail, sale

sel, sél, se̋l

sell, cell, cel

selr, sélr

seller, cellar

sen, Sein

sane, Seine

seśn, séśn

session, cession

set, sét

set, set (past tense) / sett

sevn, Sévn

seven, Severn

si,

see, sea

sīc, Sìc

seek, Sikh

sîd, said

side, sighed

sīd, sìd

seed, cede

sīl, sìl

seal (animal), seal (close securely)

sīlñ, sìlñ

ceiling, sealing

sīm, sìm

seem, seam

simbl, símbl

symbol, cymbal

sīmn, sìmn, sìṃn

semen, seaman, seamen

sîn, sain

sign, sine

sīn, sìn

scene, seen

sir, sír, si̋r

sear, seer, sere (arch.)

sirịl, sírịl

serial, cereal

sist, síst

cyst, cist

sît, sait, sáit

sight, site, cite

sîz, saiz

size, sighs

siz, sīz, sìz

sees, seize, seas

sle, slei

slay, sleigh

sleid, sléid

slayed, sleighed

sleyñ, sléyñ

slaying, sleighing

slez, sleiz

slays, sleighs

slît, slait

slight, sleight

slo, slou

slow, sloe

, Siñ

sing, Singh

snsr, sensr

censor, censer

snt, sént, se̋nt

sent, scent, cent

so, sou,

so, sew, sow

sol, soul, sǒl, Sóul

sole (lone), soul, sole (fish / base of foot), Seoul

sor, sōr

sore, soar

sors, sōs

source, sauce

sort, sòt

sort, sought

soud, sóud

sewed, sowed

soun, sóun

sewn, sown

sowñ, sǒwñ

sewing, sowing

soz, sǒz

sews, sows

specs, spécs

specks, specs (inf.)

spíl, spil

spill (a piece of wood for lighting a fire), spill (other meanings)

spoc, spouc

spoke (n.), spoke (v., past tense)

stec, steic

stake, steak

stêd, steid

staid, stayed

step, stép

step, steppe

ster, stér

stair, stare

steśnri, stêśnri

stationary, stationery

stî, stai

sty (as in pigsty), sty/stye (infection of eyelid)

stîl, stail

style, stile

stīl, stìl

steel, steal

stir, stír

stear, steer

stol, stoul

stole (n.), stole (v., past tense)

storc, stōc

stork, stalk

stori, stōri

story, storey

stret, streit

straight, strait

studd, studid

studded, studied

suṃri, súṃri

summery, summary

sunde, Súnde

sundae, Sunday

sūt, sùt, sȕt

suit (of clothes), suit (as in cards), suit (entreaty)

swed, sweid

suede, swayed

swīt, swìt

sweet, suite

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Ś

śec, śeic

shake, sheikh

śir, śír

sheer, shear

śîr, śayr

shire, shier

śu, śù

shoe, shoo

śùd, śȕd

shoed, shooed,

śūt, śùt

shoot, chute

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T

t, ,

to, two, too

tact, táct

tact, tacked

têl, teil, téil

tale, tail, taille

têlr, Teilr

tailor, Taylor

tenr, ténr

tenor, tenner (inf.)

ter, tér

tear (= rip), tare

ti,

tea, tee

, Tai

tie, Thai

tic, tíc

tick, tic

tîd, taid

tide, tied

tīm, tìm

team, teem

tîr, tair

tire, tyre

tir, tír

tear, tier

tl, til, tíl

till (conj./prep.), till ( cultivate land), till (cash register)

to, tou

toe, tow

tǒd, toud, tóud

toad, towed, toed

tor, tòr

tor, tore

tōt, tòt

taut, taught

towñ, tǒwñ

towing, toeing

toxin, tóxin

toxin, tocsin

toz, touz

toes, tows

trap, tráp

trap (all meanings other than →), trap (= light horse-drawn carriage)

trn, tŕn

turn, tern

trūp, trùp

troop, troupe

trust, trúst

trust, trussed

___

Ʈ

ʈron, ʈroun

throne, thrown

ʈru, ʈrù

through, threw

___

V

vceśn, voceśn

vacation, vocation

vel, veil

vale, veil

ven, vein, vên

vain, vein, vane

vîl, vail

vile, vayl

v’raṣti, v’ráṣti

veracity, voracity

___

W

w/wi,

we, wee

wd, wŭd

would, wood

we, wei, wacutee

way, weigh, whey

wêd, weid

wade, weighed

weɖr, ẃɖr, wéɖr

weather, whether, wether

Wêlz, ẃelz, weilz

Wales, whales, wails

wen, wein, Wên

wane, wain, Wayne

wer, wér, ẃr

wear, ware, where

west, weist

waste, waist

wêt, weit

wait, weight

wev, weiv

wave, waive

wīc, wìc

week, weak

wīld, Wìld

wield, Weald

wl, wil

will (v.), will (n.)

wînd, waind

wind (around), wined

wn, wun

one, wun

wo, ẃo

woe, whoa

wont, wónt

want, wont

wor, wòr

war, wore

worn, wòrn

warn, worn

wrld, ẃrld

world, whirled

, wiś

wish (v.), wish (n.)

___

ẃel, weil, wêl

whale, wail, wale

ẃīl, ẃìl

wheel, wheal/weal

___

Y

y, ȳ,

you, yew, ewe

yoc, yǒc

yoke, yolk

INTRODUCTIONEXAMPLESALPHABETCONSONANTSVOWELSPREFIXESSUFFIXESSHORT FORMSVERBAL CONTRACTIONSCOMPOUND WORDSHOMOGRAPHS

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