I hear you.
Just one short verb to express so much. Hear. Pronounced just like its homonym: here.
I hear you. I understand what you’re saying …
and I’m paying attention to WHAT you’re saying. It has not only reached my ears … it’s reached my … reason. I’m taking what you’re saying into consideration.
Famous people have said this at some point in their political careers when they’re forced to listen!
Others might be … a little hard of hearing and say this:[audio:http://test.paris-savannah.com/wp-content/uploads/ex18022a1.mp3|titles=I didn’t hear you]
and when it comes to the latest news … or gossip:[audio:http://test.paris-savannah.com/wp-content/uploads/ex18022e1.mp3|titles=Have you heard]
and when we finally meet … one of us just might say :[audio:http://test.paris-savannah.com/wp-content/uploads/ex18022c1.mp3|titles=I’ve heard so much about you]
Listen to these:
nyms … like names, (comme “noms”) “homo” like the same.
just a refresher first:
homonyms are words which sound the same.
homonyms are words which sound the same but which mean different things.
homonyms are words which sound the same, have different meanings and are spelled differently.
“I” as in “I am” has the same pronunciation as “eye” as in “The one-eyed man is king among the blind.”
too bad … ? working too much?
If you’re interested in nyms … there are also … antonyms, synonyms, hypernyms, all kinds of nyms!
Just a few sound clips … to show you how easy it is to pronounce and spell these homonyms!
We all know “one way street …” ((sens unique dans tous ses sens)) [audio:http://test.paris-savannah.com/wp-content/uploads/ex18171d1.mp3|titles=one way street] and we know that there’s more than “one way” : Which way? Oh dear … No way! ((impossible!))[audio:http://test.paris-savannah.com/wp-content/uploads/ex18064a1.mp3|titles=no way]
Talking pounds and kilos … How much does it weigh?
weigh <pronunciation> way [audio:http://test.paris-savannah.com/wp-content/uploads/mf18171.mp3|titles=way]
Oh dear I just realized … the noun form of weigh is … weight. Which is pronounced just like wait. “Heaven can wait” wasn’t that the name of a movie?
weight <pronunciation> wait [audio:http://test.paris-savannah.com/wp-content/uploads/mf18165.mp3|titles=wait/weight]
surely there are others … any suggestions?
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