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Homophone Games in Pronunciation and Speaking



Homophone Games
                 According to etymology, homophone is taken from the Greek word, “homos” meaning “same”. “phone” meaning “voice” or “sound” (Turnball, 2009). So homophones are words that have exactly the same sound (pronunciation) but different meanings and (usually) spelling.  Homophone is the words have identical pronunciation but be different words with different meaning (Akmajian, 1995:225).

              In another sense a homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning (Encyclopedia, 2009). Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings (Rippel, 2010).
              The examples in English homophones are as follows:
a.       Dear /diə/ and deer /diə/
·         Dear /diə/ is referring to loved somebody.
·         Deer /diə/ is any several types of animal with long legs and a graceful appearance that eat grass, leaves and can run quickly.
 b.      Two / tu:/ and too / tu: /
·   Two / tu: / is the number between one and three
·   Too / tu: / is another way of saying as well.
c.       Steal / sti:l / and steel / sti:l/
·   Steal / sti:l / is a thief does this
·   Steel / sti:l / a hard strong metal
d.      Poor / po:r / and pour / po:r /
·   Poor / po:r / is having very little money
·   Pour / po:r / is flow in continuous stream
e.       Cent / sent / and scent / sent /
·   Cent / sent / is one 100th part of main unit of money
·   Scent / sent / is smell
f.    Dam / dæm / and damn /dæm/
· Dam /dæm/ is wall bilt to keep back water
· Damn /dæm/ is used for showing anger


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