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so who's the fool or fools that decided that homonyms homophones would be a good idea?

i mean, okay. for things like bare versus bear, maybe it's a "language of origin" sort of thing which i can live with, but what about things like "to read" as in "i have read"? is "readed" such a bad idea? I wonder if there's a committee i can suggest that to.

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eversorachel
Feb. 7th, 2007 09:22 pm (UTC)
i sing sang sung a song
when i ring rang rung a wrong number
yesterday i read the reed
and tomorrow i will read the red
unless i hear the wind blow
and wind up back here again

the end *curtsy*
lifeofmendel
Feb. 7th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
you're ridiculous. :)
pearllessoyster
Feb. 7th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
before you suggest, remember that in your example it isn't actually an issue of homonyms, it's an issue of irregular verbs and past participles. you just notice it because in english we don't have very many irregular past participles.
truthmonkey42
Feb. 7th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
yeah, and what the hell is up with antonymic homophones?!

Wait...did you want me to raze the barn, or raise the barn?!
c_wraith
Feb. 7th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
Raze. Always.
lifeofmendel
Feb. 7th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
homonyms, homophones... tomAto, tomAHto...
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