In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- They may, however, be put off by homographs and polysemous words, such as the various uses of ‘bank’ and ‘crane’.
- A number of words were tagged in the texts to separate homographs, so that ‘will’ is separated into verb and noun forms, ‘that’ into conjunctive, relative and demonstrative ones, and so on.
- The target pool consisted of 100 homographs divided into 20 sets of 5 each.
- Identification and explanation: The homograph ‘head’ can be interpreted as a noun meaning either chief or the anatomical head of a body.
- But there are huge numbers of homophones that are also homographs: pen ‘writing implement’, pen ‘enclosure for animals’, and pen ‘penitentiary’, to choose a textbook example.
- Other homographs have known to cause problems even for native speakers.
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