Sunday, July 24, 2011

Red, Reed, Read, and... Read

Two pairs of homophones today (reed & read, red & read) which contain an overlapping pair of homographs – words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently (read & read).














PS,
To our colorblind friends, sorry for the big gray square up there. (And to our black and white purists, sorry for straying from the format.) I toyed around with some iconic "red" items, but making them black and labeling them red just didn't seem to work as well as simply having a big red square. Luckily "blew/blue" is the only other color homophone I'll have to deal with, so this won't be an ongoing concern.

7 comments:

  1. I only see Read/red.. not reed/read. There's a broken image just above read/red that links to a 404 error..

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  2. Hm, wonder what happened there. Should be fixed now. Thanks for pointing it out!

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  3. Kessler.L.StephensMay 1, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    what are homophones for black

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    1. I don't think there is one, is there?

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  4. Kessler.L.StephensMay 1, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    P.S. it is from my end.

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    1. Kessler.L.StephensMay 1, 2015 at 1:56 PM

      sorry i meant it is fixed.

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  5. these words are confusing and we can make a mistake! http://royalediting.com/feel-the-difference-homophones-homonyms-and-homographs will help you to distinguish homophos, homographs and homonyms!

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